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#07-25-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Kodiak Pink Run Hitting its Stride
Jul 24, 2012
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The surge of pink salmon to rivers around Kodiak Island has picked up. A week ago the harvest was just 2,200 humpies and yesterday it was just under 300,000. Total pink harvest through Monday is 1.26-million, with an all-species harvest so far this season of 3.37-million.....

July 25, 2012, 8:32 AMComment
Sarah Palin Turns Heads at NBC Party in Beverly Hills
LOS ANGELES — Sarah Palin was given rock star treatment here Tuesday night at a party thrown by NBC for its roster of fall television shows. She looked like a star, too, in designer sunglasses, green hip-hugging dress, and platform gladiator shoes. Surrounded by packs of reporters around the pool of the Beverly Hilton hotel, which features vintage photos of stars from Hollywood’s golden age along all its halls, she seemed to fit right in...........
...............NBC was clearly surprised by Mrs. Palin’s accessibility at its event. One executive said while she had mentioned she might attend the news conference about her husband’s show, the network did not expect her to join the party for such an extended period of time. But she was clearly having fun. “I would love these folks to all come up to Alaska to go fishing with us,” Mrs. Palin said. “We could barbecue some salmon on the grill for everybody. That’s how you really get to know people.”....

What's CMZ?
It’s Ketchikan’s turn.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell brings his statewide public hearing tour to the First City on Wednesday. The topic is Ballot Measure 2, which Alaskans will decide during the primary election on Aug. 28. The ballot question is whether to establish an Alaska Coastal Zone Management Program.....

Bethel Subsistence Fishermen Get 100 Free Nets
By Sophie Evan, KYUK - Bethel | July 23, 2012 - 5:10 pm
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The Community Development Quota (CDQ) program for 20 villages along the Bering Sea recently handed out 100 free nets in Bethel. For most of the summer, subsistence fishermen on the Kuskokwim River have been restricted to smaller nets to protect Chinook salmon. Coastal Villages Region Fund says the nets were gone within an hour, but the nets didn’t change hands without some controversy.....

Thousands Attended Fishtival 2012 07/24/12
People throughout Bristol Bay gathered in Naknek and King Salmon over the weekend celebrating the fishing season. KDLG’s Ariel Van Cleave attended this year’s Fishtival and sent this audio postcard. (5:12)....

Sockeye Fishery in Togiak Looks Good 07/24/12
The ongoing sockeye fishery in the Togiak District is on track to possibly exceed the preseason forecast. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (4:28).....

Pinks Salmon Fishery Underway in Nushagak Bay 07/24/12
Hundreds of commercial fishermen are hoping to improve their season by catching pink salmon in the Nushagak District. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (4:01).....

Nearly one-third of seafood in South Florida mislabelled
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 00:40 (GMT + 9)
Oceana found that 31 per cent of seafood in South Florida is mislabelled, according to a new report. The green group’s DNA testing confirmed that nearly one-third of the 96 seafood samples obtained from 60 retail outlets, including grocery stores, restaurants and sushi venues, were mislabelled based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines......

Anchor Point Alaska - Boat Launch
Do you suppose these guys with the tractors go through a little bit of Ospho? ;-)

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