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#08-22-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

APOC complaints filed over coastal zone initiative ads
Associated Press
Published: August 21st, 2012 11:26 PM
Last Modified: August 21st, 2012 11:27 PM
JUNEAU -- The fight over Ballot Measure 2 has gotten messy, with each side accusing the other of campaign violations......

No Immediate Penalty After Pro Proposition Two Group Files Complaint Against Opponents
Commission rejects request for expedited consideration
By Bill McAllister
Story Created: Aug 21, 2012 at 8:13 AM AKDT
Story Updated: Aug 21, 2012 at 8:14 AM AKDT
ANCHORAGE - The group that wants a no vote on Ballot Measure Two in next week’s primary election won't be facing any penalties before the election even though it ran afoul of campaign finance laws.....

Proposal Changes to the Gear Splits for the Togiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery
When the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds their meeting focused on Bristol Bay in December they will consider several proposed changes to the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery. KDLG's Mike Mason looked at proposal 11 for this report. (3:14)....

Task force begins to discuss streams ordinance
Group on task
Posted: August 21, 2012 - 8:34am
By Brian Smith
Peninsula Clarion
A group tasked with mulling recent protections added to local anadromous lakes and streams has formed, hosted its first meeting and is settling into what could be a several month process of answering the question before it. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has asked the Anadromous Fish Habitat Protection Task Force to consider if the anadromous fish habitat protection code enacted last summer is appropriate for some or.....

Hovercraft Arrives in Akutan
By Stephanie Joyce
Tuesday, August 21 2012
The hovercraft that will link the village of Akutan with its new airport made the trip down from Cold Bay last week. The hovercraft has a long and storied history operating in the Aleutians, but it’s the only connection between the new runway and the community of 1,000 people. The Aleutians East Borough acquired the Suna X in 2007, to provide a transportation link between King Cove and the all-weather airport in Cold Bay. The hovercraft operated on and off for....

Sealaska counters Sheldon Jackson’s Redoubt claims
by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News
August 21, 2012 7:34 pm
Sealaska says it’s the better party to take ownership of Redoubt Falls. Sheldon Jackson College trustees announced Monday that they were advancing their claim to 160 acres in the area, including the falls, the west end of Redoubt Lake and part of a nearby bay. The much-used fishing area is about a 15-mile skiff ride south of Sitka. The trustees’ attorney said he had documented ownership and sale of the property since the Russians left Alaska. He said the most recent transfer, in 1981, put the property in the college’s hands......

Commercial fishing in closed waters
On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Joel Randrup, 46, of Petersburg, pleaded guilty in Juneau District Court to one count of operating a commercial gillnet in the closed waters of Limestone Inlet within District 11B. Alaska Wildlife Troopers said in a dispatch he was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and ordered to forfeit the value of the illegally taken fish. He was also placed on probation for one year.....

More Alaska-Grown Food Coming to a Cafeteria Near You
Aug 21, 2012
Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
As the Kodiak Island Borough School District kicks off classes this week, schools, and more specifically school cafeterias, can look forward to more Alaskan grown foods gracing lunchtime menus. The district recently acquired grant funding from the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, or DCCED. The Nutritional Alaskan Foods for Schools Grant Award was given to all 52 districts across the state, but dollar amounts varied based on size and population of the districts. Kodiak scored $55, 557 of the more than $3 million the DCCED provided.....

Retired couple salvage first Japanese tsunami boat to reach B.C. coast
Jeanne Beaver and her husband, Richard, were overjoyed to learn the owner survived the disaster
By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun August 21, 2012....

Oceanic power project approved
Wave-generated electricity would be produced by 10 buoys offshore at Reedsport
The Register-Guard
Published: August 21, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight, Aug. 21
REEDSPORT — Federal officials have given the green light to begin installation of 10 electricity-generating buoys off the Oregon Coast, clearing the way for what will be the first wave energy station in the United States.....

Inmarsat brings prepaid model to satellite phone calls
By Terrence O'Brien  posted Aug 22nd 2012 8:37AM
If you need a satellite phone, then you need a satellite phone. There's no getting around it. Researchers, government contractors and workers in remote locations around the globe rely on their near universal....

Chinook salmon return to undammed Elwha River
The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 - 12:21 pm
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Chinook salmon have returned to the undammed portion of the Elwha River.....

Murkowski to Jonas brother: Come to Alaska
The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 - 4:56 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is trying to woo a Jonas brother to Alaska.....

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