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#RadioChatter #04-15-2012 Comfish News Roundup

The Near Island Bridge at Kodiak, Alaska.
The Near Island Bridge at Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fish to schools
Posted: April 15, 2012 - 12:02am
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS
JUNEAU EMPIRE
Most memories of school lunch involve fleeting excitement on pizza day and a general sense of disgust most any other day of the week. Look out, in Sitka schools, there’s a new hot food in town. That’s right, Sitka’s own local hero — fish. The Fish to Schools program is currently organized by Sitka Conservation Society’s Community Sustainability Organizer, Tracy Gagnon, who also runs a 4H club providing kids with opportunities to connect with the environment and local food sources. The goal for both programs is for residents, starting at a young age, to be more connected with their local, sustainable food sources..... http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-04-15/fish-schools

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
The salmon situation
At last week's ComFish trade show in Kodiak, fisheries economist Gunnar Knapp delivered this important presentation, Trends in Alaska Salmon Markets... http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2012/04/salmon-situation.html

Search for suspect in Kodiak slayings continues
Authorities decline to say if a suspect has identified in shooting deaths of 2 men.
By CASEY GROVE
Anchorage Daily News
Published: April 14th, 2012 09:49 PM
Last Modified: April 15th, 2012 12:32 AM
A killer was still on the loose Saturday after shooting to death two men at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island on Thursday, the FBI says.Still, FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez said Saturday that residents of the island, about 250 miles south of Anchorage, do not appear to be at risk. "Right now, there's no credible evidence that the community as a whole is in danger. However we continue to counsel them to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez would not say why the FBI believes island residents are not in danger..... http://www.adn.com/2012/04/14/2423227/search-for-suspect-in-kodiak-slayings.html

Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy earn national award for Harris River project
April 14, 2012
Saturday
(SitNews) Craig, Alaska - The Tongass National Forest Craig Ranger District and partner The Nature Conservancy were recently selected for a prestigious Rise to the Future Award for Collaborative/Integrated Aquatic Stewardship. The award recognizes the large-scale Harris River watershed restoration project, completed in 2011, which improved salmon and wildlife habitat on Prince of Wales Island...... http://www.sitnews.us/0412News/041412/041412_harris_river.html

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Merged food companies are on a mission
Newly formed Elevation Brands takes wholesome approach
WHAT'S NEW
By Doug Surwilo SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM & GAZETTE
Two companies promoting “mission-driven brands” of high-quality packaged foods have joined forces in a nondescript Framingham building. Elevation Brands was created by the merger of Ian's Natural Foods, based in Framingham, and Blue Horizon Wild, based in California. Elevation Brands will be in the same building that formerly housed Ian's. Chuck Marble of Boylston, who was the general manager of Ian's, is the chief executive officer of Elevation Brands. Ian's Natural Foods and Blue Horizon will still maintain individual identities as companies, he.... http://www.telegram.com/article/20120415/NEWS/104159968/1002/business

Check Out the Navy’s New Satellite-Controlled Unmanned Boat | Business Insider | TheBlaze.com
Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:24am
High-flying drones have been getting a ton of attention lately, with all the expensive research and development that is going into crafting the stealthiest, or the longest-lasting, or the most capable unmanned aerial vehicle. Coinciding with news that China is betting big on its new naval-based aerial drones, U.S. defense contractor Textron demonstrated a... http://www.theblaze.com/stories/robotic-naval-warfare-check-out-the-navys-new-satellite-controlled-unmanned-vessel/