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#RadioChatter #05-20-2012 Comfish News Roundup

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Kasilof fisher poet finds his voice
Peninsula Clarion
Published: May 19th, 2012 07:05 AM
Last Modified: May 19th, 2012 07:05 AM
KENAI, Alaska - Words are the thread Steve Schoonmaker weaves to stitch together the two fabrics of his world. Those fabrics are his reality and are as different as burlap and silk....

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
Reds carry opening day at the Copper River...

NASA: A plume of smoke stretched across the Bering Sea on May 11, 2012
The smoke may have arisen from wildfires in the region around Lake Baikal, where numerous wildfires burned in early May. A model from the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory suggests that smoke from the Lake Baikal region would take just a few days to reach the Bering Sea. (click image to see hi-res data at NASA)

Hilcorp looks to resume oil storage in shadow of volcano
Hilcorp Alaska took over Drift River terminal and applied for plan renewal.
Petroleum News
Published: May 19th, 2012 09:46 PM
Last Modified: May 19th, 2012 09:47 PM
Hilcorp Alaska plans to resume storing oil at the Drift River tank farm on the west side of Cook Inlet. In fact, the company already has obtained interim permission to fill one of the enormous tanks at Drift River....

Ferry crashes into Alaska dock #Petersburg( makes it to #msnbc ! )>

NOAA analysis catalogs marine-protected areas
Posted on 17 May 2012
New analysis of updated data shows that although 8 percent of U.S waters are designated as marine protected areas, the majority of these areas are open to fishing and other activities. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has cataloged marine protected areas on its website.... Full release >

NOAA says states are on their own in debris cleanup
By Kyung M. Song / The Seattle Times
Published: May 18. 2012 4:00AM PST
WASHINGTON — The lead federal agency in charge of dealing with the tsunami debris from Japan can’t say what kind of flotsam will make landfall and how hazardous it might be. It also can’t say who will be in charge of cleanup or even how 911 operators should handle debris sightings.....

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