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#RadioChatter #05-01-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Fileting of Pacific Halibut taken in Cook's In...
Fileting of Pacific Halibut taken in Cook's Inlet, Alaska. Each halibut yields four filets; the yield percentage is higher than for most fish. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Alaska Glacier Seafoods charged with failure to timely submit fish tickets
Posted: May 13, 2012 - 12:10am
JUNEAU EMPIRE
It was the fish ticket that got away. Charged with failure to submit fish tickets to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in a timely fashion, the president of Alaska Glacier Seafoods Inc. says he doesn’t know how one of the “tens of thousands” of tickets he submits annually fell through the cracks. “I’m not quite sure how this one got away from us, really,” Michael Erickson, the president of the family-owned seafood processor and distributor based in Juneau, said in a phone interview. “When you’re dealing with that many tickets, it’s pretty hard not to have a late ticket now and then,” Erickson added, though emphasizing his company has never been ticketed for this before, so far as he knows.... http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-05-13/alaska-glacier-seafoods-charged-failure-timely-submit-fish-tickets

Halibut Bycatch
An Outdoor View
Posted: May 11, 2012 - 9:45am
By Les Palmer
Something big is coming up, and I don't mean a halibut. After years of study and foot-dragging, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is finally considering reducing the outrageous amount of halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. What's halibut bycatch? It's what happens when a commercial trawler or long-liner tries to catch cod, pollock or some other species and, in the.... http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-05-11/halibut-bycatch

Construction Spending in Alaska Expected to Top $7-Billion Dollars This Year
05/13/12
Across much of Alaska the spring construction season is already underway or is just around the corner. A recently released report indicates that will over $7-billion dollars will be spent this year on construction projects across the state. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (1:56)... http://www.kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=1880

For the first time, researchers track manta rays with satellites
By Thomas H. Maugh II
May 12, 2012, 12:58 p.m.
For the first time, an international team of researchers has used satellites to track the movements of manta rays, providing valuable new information about the massive rays, which are considered "vulnerable" to extinction  by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The preliminary findings for the Atlantic mantas showed that.... http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-sn-manta-satellites-20120512,0,2070791.story

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