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June 30 Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

Mud Hen (Photo credit: Buzz Hoffman ) 06/30/12 June 30 Bristol Bay Fisheries Report (34:16)....

#06-30-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Bethel's getting its Taco Bell tacos after all. 10,000 of them: — Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) June 29, 2012 More > Coastal Management Program teleconference set for July 9 Posted 06/29/2012 by - Cordova Times Staff A statewide public hearing on a ballot proposal to establish a new Alaska Coastal Management Program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on July 9. Anyone wanting to participate may... High speed watercraft used by the Alaska State Troopers docked in Seward, Alaska, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The Concerned: Opponents of Coastal Management shouldn't worry Scott Woodham | Jun 29, 2012TO: Opponents of Alaska Coastal Management CC: The Alaska Sea Party Subject: No worries Dear No on 2, As we're sure you're aware, there's an initiative on

Larry Hobbs on Bull Kelp forest, National Geographic expedition 2012 Alaska (video)

Published on Jun 29, 2012 by colbruce Larry Hobbs (Naturalist) on Bull Kelp (prolific marine algae), National Geographic expedition 2012 Coastal SE Alaska w Lindblad. Dive team on a Zodiac Raft.

Bear cub in my garage. Mama bear comes to the rescue. (video)

Published on Jun 19, 2012 by elliemaeejmc There's a bear cub in my garage. Mama bear comes to the rescue. She opens the garage door to let him out.

COMMSTA Kodiak change of command (photo)

KODIAK, Alaska - Cmdr. Ronald E. Brahm, chief of command, control and communications for the Coast Guard Pacific area, gives formal recognition to Cmdr. Peter Van Ness, prior commanding officer of Communications Station Kodiak, for his tour of duty while stationed in Alaska June 29, 2012. Van Ness will be heading to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

June 29 Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

English: Erin McKittrick, Ground Truth Trekking,, Nushagak River, draining into Bristol Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 06/29/12 June 29 Bristol Bay Fisheries Report (33:41)....

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#06-29-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Never under estimate the Copper River Posted 06/29/2012 by - editor@ Everything was going well for Daniel Montoya and his three children: Isabella, 10, 13 year-old Daniel and their elder sister Niki, 14. The family, who lives in San Diego, had arranged to meet up in Alaska with a longtime friend, Edward Ercoline from Fairbanks. Ercoline was the owner of a 19 feet-long custom designed river raft that the five of them would raft down the Copper River. Montoya and Ercoline had served together for the U.S. Army as paratroopers back in the late 1970s. They had already navigated these precarious waters in the past but hadn’t been back in a.... Copper River salmon harvest at 1.2 million Posted 06/29/2012 by - Margaret Bauman Wild salmon harvests on in the Copper River swelled to 1,213,000 through June 22, as the statewide catch rose to 4,549,000 salmon of all species. For the Copper Ri

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AlaskaTech: Samsung Galaxy S III Honest Review / Google Chrome on iPhone 4s

Why your ISP cares about the Law of the Sea, Cable Ships #LOST

Cable Layer at the Port of Astoria, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Senate Foreign Relations Committee, telecom industry push for treaty's passage by Cyrus Farivar - June 28 2012, 5:00am ADT On Thursday morning, the head of Verizon became the latest telecommunications industry executive to testify on Capitol Hill in support of the Law of the Sea, a major international treaty which was signed in 1982 and ratified by major world powers, including the European Union, China, Japan, Russia, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico and many others. "Given their importance to global networks and the world economy, there must be an appropriate legal framework based upon global cooperation and the rule of law to protect submarine cables," Lowell McAdam told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The United States, along with nearly all countries in the world, has been a signatory to the treaty since 1994, but has not ratified it into law. This year, there has been a renewe

#06-28-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Aerial photograph. The Coast Guard base and piers at Homer Spit. Alaska, Lower Cook Inlet, Homer. Credit: Alaska ShoreZone Program NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC; Courtesy of Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Further restrictions issued for set gillnetters in Cook Inlet Posted: June 27, 2012 - 2:01pm  |  Updated: June 27, 2012 - 2:08pm By Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion For the second day of the season the Kasilof section of the set gillnet fishery will be closed to fishing Thursday. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a closure of set gillnetting in the North District of Upper Cook Inlet Wednesday as the department continues to cope with poor numbers of early-run king salmon and a below-average return of sockeye in the Kasilof river. The closure of.... Story last updated at 4:39 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Effects of poor king runs tric

NOAA: Launch of new biosensor picks up Heterosigma in Puget Sound

Portable water laboratory uses DNA technology to detect water-borne bacteria and harmful algae NOAA - 06-26-2012 - Until now, predictive tools to forecast dangerous algal blooms or pathogens that can contaminate shellfish in Puget Sound weren’t available. With the first launch of a novel biosensor—dubbed the ESP—in the Pacific Northwest in June 2012, NWFSC scientists are able to provide advanced warning of potentially dangerous outbreaks. The biosensor, called the ESP (Environmental Sample Processor), is part of an integrated system that combines weather forecasts and an existing citizen monitoring network called  SoundToxins . Advanced warning of toxic algal blooms or pathogens can help shellfish growers and public health officials better prepare for beach closures and mitigate economic impacts. On June 8, NWFSC scientists and colleagues launched the ESP from the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories. Within a short time, scientists got a hit for Heterosigm

Juneau: Planners OK Thane Road, Verizon cell tower #LTE #Alaska

Location of Juneau City and Borough, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 69-foot cellphone communications tower to rise on hill near Auke Bay Posted: June 27, 2012 - 12:01am  |  Updated: June 27, 2012 - 7:04am By RUSSELL STIGALL JUNEAU EMPIRE Juneau’s Planning Commission approved Verizon’s request for a permit to build a new cell tower in the Auke Bay area, Tuesday. If approved by the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Verizon can begin building a new 69-foot wireless communications tower in the Auke Bay area......

#WetDog: Alaska approves 2,000-mile race for personal watercraft

Prince William Sound, Alaska, with Tsuga mertensiana. Erin McKittrick, Ground Truth Trekking,, own work (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The proposed 2,000-mile course runs from Whittier to Lake Iliamna.  Entry fee 35k per team!   Associated Press Published: June 27th, 2012 10:35 PM Last Modified: June 27th, 2012 10:36 PM KODIAK -- A state agency has issued a go-ahead to hold a 2,000-mile personal watercraft race across Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska..... More video here >

Nushagak Drifters Sit a Little Longer

English: Aerial view of Dillingham, Alaska with Wood-Tikchik mountains in the background (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 06/02/2011 The driftnet fleet in the Nushagak District continues to sit as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game tries to allow more sockeye to escape to area rivers. KDLG 's Mike Mason has the story....

Latest Port Moller Test Fishery Update

Joel Josh & John pick the net (Photo credit: deckhand ) 06/02/2011 The Port Moller Test Fishery was weathered out on Sunday and Monday but they got back to fishing on Tuesday. KDLG's Mike Mason has this update.....

Live skydiving with Google's glasses / Project Glass: Skydiving Demo at Google I/O 2012 (video)

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#06-27-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Map of Bristol Bay, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Analysis of the Bristol Bay Sockeye Run by the Fisheries Research Institute 06/27/12 For decades the staff with the University of Washington's "Fisheries Research Institute" has been conducting research on Bristol Bay's abundant sockeye resource. The Institute produces their own pre-season forecast and they also produce in-season updates. KDLG's Mike Mason looked over the latest update issued on Sunday for this report. (1:11).... Copper River King Restrictions Affect Anglers, Dipnetters By Chris Klint Channel 2 News 1:31 p.m. AKDT, June 26, 2012 ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Copper River’s Chitina dip net salmon fishery has been closed to the retention of king salmon this season as new restrictions hit the river’s upper section, adding to the locations across Alaska affected by fishing closures in the wake of weak salmon runs. In a Tuesday announcement, the Alas

Marubeni buys European distributor of Alaskan Seafood (video)

Brothers on the Run : Mountaineering in Alaska #RedBull

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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band visit Alaska #USCG

Actor Sinise and band perform for Alaska military families By NICOLE KLAUSS Kodiak Daily Mirror Published: June 26th, 2012 10:36 PM Last Modified: June 26th, 2012 10:37 PM KODIAK -- Gary Sinise, the star of "Forrest Gump" and "CSI: NY," visited Coast Guard Base Kodiak Monday night to perform with the Lt. Dan Band for Kodiak's military community.... U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst. KODIAK, Alaska — Drew Dix, a retired Army major and Vietnam-era Medal of Honor recipient (left) and David McIntyre, CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, address the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro as Capt. Mark Cawthorn, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Munro, Cmdr. Nathan Podoll, executive officer of Coast Guard Cutter Munro and actor Gary Sinise (right) look on during a United Service Organization visit to Coast Guard Base Kodiak June 25, 2012. Dix and Mc

Copper River: Coast Guard rescues six people from hovercraft

CORDOVA, Alaska — An Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew flies over a hovercraft on the Copper River after the operator beached it to avoid capsizing June 25, 2012. The crew of the Dolphin was able to safely transfer the six personnel from the hovercraft to a nearby highway. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, operating out of Cordova, rescued six people from a disabled hovercraft on the Copper River Monday.  A 17th Coast Guard District command center watchstander received a distress call from a friend of the hovercraft operator stating the propeller was damaged and they had beached the craft on an island in the river to avoid capsizing. The hovercraft operator encountered the trouble after assisting five people whose inflatable pontoon boat ran aground on a sand flat on the Copper River near Cordova Sunday.  The Dolphin crew arrived on scene at 8:46 p.m., safely hoisted th

Sockeye Escapement Spiked Monday in the Nushagak District

CGC Bristol Bay Buoy Ops (Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard ) 06/02/2011 The escapement of sockeye salmon to several rivers in the Western Bristol Bay region spiked upwards on Monday prompting some limited commercial fishing time. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.....

#06-26-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

RT @ AKNativeNews : Alaska Native News- First Kuskokwim Protest Fishermen Arrive in Court, Most Don't Take the Bait — Lisa Newland (@FairweatherFish) June 26, 2012 Ribbon Cutting at Port of Bristol Bay Expansion 06/25/12 The fourth largest commercial fishery port in the nation has been working this season with new expanded facilities. On Saturday, community leaders gathered in Naknek to cut the ribbon on the so far more than $10 million dollar project at the Port of Bristol Bay. KDLG's Dave Bendinger was there: (5:22)... Trident finishing up new ice house in Petersburg petersburg/ by Joe Viechnicki June 25, 2012 3:01 pm The seafood processing company Trident is putting the finishing touches on new building on the waterfront in downtown Petersburg. The 30 by 70-foot, two-story structure houses a new ice machine for chilling salmon and other fish landed by Trident’s fleet. Joe Viechnicki spoke with the company’