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#06-25-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Kasilof setnet fishery to close, king salmon worries continue
Ben Anderson | Jun 24, 2012
An emergency order Sunday from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed commercial setnet fishing on the Kasilof section of the Upper Cook Inlet, one day before it was set to open. The order closes fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, for those who would use setnets in the fishery to catch sockeye salmon. Unfortunately, due to increasingly dire numbers for king salmon returns, the commercial fishery is just the latest victim in a series of ongoing closures around the state, and one intended as a pre-emptive measure to....

Gillnet fleet brings in abundant harvest for Senior Salmon Day
Posted 06/24/2012
by Alexis Cooper - for the Cordova Times
Cordovans have a special way of working together to take care of their own. Recognizing the need to offer support to members of the community through Senior Salmon Day is a prime example. On one day each year, the commercial fishing fleet with the support of local processors and tenders, donate a portion of their catch to be shared with the elders of our community. These....

Opinion: Streets of Cordova - Why Pebble Mine makes me foam at the mouth
Posted 06/24/2012
by - Gerald Masolini
Westport. North coast of California. 1950s. Okies, Arkies, Italians, Finns, and Portagees. Loggers and lumber mill workers. Fishermen and ranchers. Five finger ferns hanging over shady creeks meandering through endless forests of redwoods and douglas firs. Dark pools full of...

True Stories - How I got started in fishing
Posted 06/24/2012
by Stanley Samuelson - for the Cordova Times
Some time ago after loosing my job on the railroad, things picked up for me and I had about six or seven hundred a month coming in. Some of the people I knew had retired on five hundred a month..

Opinion: BS - Remember, if you don't not quit you will be fired
Posted 06/24/2012
by - Bob Smith
Well I just got the word. No more “pieces” about gillnetters. Apparently the guys in my secret gillnet radio group heard about these “pieces” I wrote concerning gillnetters. One of the guys wives must have read it to him; before his nap. Anyway the word got out and they gave me a pretty stern lecture, along with a list of demands. If I want to stay in their group I have to comply with their demands. It was a tough decision and I thought long and...

Oil company aims to lay subsea Cook Inlet pipeline
CIPL says it would cut down transportation costs and reduce volcano threat.
Petroleum News
Published: June 24th, 2012 10:49 PM
Last Modified: June 24th, 2012 10:50 PM
Executives with Cook Inlet Energy LLC are looking to lay a subsea pipeline across the inlet to carry west side crude oil to Tesoro's Kenai Peninsula refinery....

Village move hits snag when ship grounds
Despite setback, Newtok residents push ahead in move to higher ground.
Associated Press
Published: June 24th, 2012 09:34 PM
Last Modified: June 24th, 2012 09:35 PM
A quickly eroding Native village in western Alaska has hit a snag in its plans to relocate after a U.S. Army Reserve landing craft carrying tons of construction equipment and supplies for the effort ran aground hundreds of miles away.... // Related >

Carnival struggles in Europe, does better here
Costa Concordia disaster, financial crisis take tolls elsewhere
Posted: June 25, 2012 - 12:02am
By Pat Forgey
Carnival Cruise Lines reported plunging profits for the year’s second quarter as it continued to suffer the fallout from the Costa Concordia sinking earlier this year, but told Wall Street that it was mostly doing well in Alaska. Carnival is the state’s and world’s largest cruise line, and also the first to report on the Alaska summer season....

Renewable trade wars: green mercantilism and the threat to innovation
Other countries undercutting the US on PV sales complicates a renewable future.
by James Holloway - June 24 2012, 11:15am ADT
The US renewable energy industry is suffering at the hands of overseas competitors who are refusing to play fair, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation claims in a new report. By using "unfair" practices, countries including China, India, and Brazil are threatening both the USA's renewable technology sector and the future of renewable energy at large. Protectionist policies such as import tariffs are just one type of "green mercantilism" described in the report, with IP theft, currency manipulation, export dumping (flooding the export market with discount goods) and forced technology transfer (the handing over of advanced technology to another country in exchange for access to its domestic market) are among other methods employed........

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