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#09-10-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Travis Arket on the crab deck
Travis Arket on the crab deck
(Photo credit: travis arket)
King Salmon Eggs Sorted at Hatchery
Being raised for state’s fish-stocking program
By Kate McPherson
Story Created: Sep 9, 2012 at 8:36 AM AKDT
Story Updated: Sep 9, 2012 at 8:36 AM AKDT
ANCHORAGE - The total number of king salmon that returned this year was lower than state biologists and hoped, but they were still able to collect around 1.7 million eggs.....

$350,000 Funding Available for 2013 Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Projects
Federal Grant Opportunities
Copyright © Targeted News Service, 2012
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 10 discretionary cooperative agreement for the implementation of the Yukon River Salmon.....

UPDATE: Shell Begins Drilling Well in Alaska's Chukchi Sea
(Updates with comment by Greenpeace, in last two paragraphs.)
By Angel Gonzalez
After a six-year wait and clearance of countless hurdles, Royal Dutch Shell PLC's (RDSA.LN, RDSA) U.S. unit said Sunday it had begun drilling in Alaska'sChukchi Sea. This is the first time in more than two decades that the oil industry gets access to.....

BP to investigate new tar balls, oil on Louisiana coast
Posted: Sep 06, 2012 11:10 AM ADT
Updated: Sep 06, 2012 11:10 AM ADT
By Jimmy Isaac
GRAND ISLE, La. (CNN) - BP said Wednesday it is heading to the Louisiana coast to test whether tar balls and oil found on shore after Hurricane Isaac are from the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill. State officials reported tar balls and a large oil mat along the Gulf shore south of New Orleans, and the U.S. Coast Guard reported finding three oiled birds in....

More offshore leases might not mean more revenue
Posted on September 10, 2012 at 6:49 am
by Jennifer A. Dlouhy
WASHINGTON – Republican Gulf Coast governors and leaders on Capitol Hill have battled the Obama administration’s plans to hold 12 auctions of Gulf of Mexico drilling rights over the next five years, with some insisting that there should be many more. They say extra auctions would spur energy companies to snap up more coastal waters for offshore drilling, immediately filling federal coffers with lucrative lease revenue and ultimately paying more oil royalty dollars for years to come. But such plans could cost the government more than it makes from additional sales. Each offshore auction carries a hefty price tag – $2 million....

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