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#09-12-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

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Public meetings set for Pebble mine input
Anchorage Daily News /
Published: September 11th, 2012 10:46 PM
Last Modified: September 11th, 2012 10:46 PM
Public meetings presenting independent reviews of environmental and socioeconomic studies by the Pebble Partnership are scheduled to take place in Anchorage Oct. 2-4 and Oct. 9-11. // To register, go to (Add to your calendar here

Monday, September 10, 2012Last Update: 12:03 PM PT
9th Circuit Upholds Fish Trawling Rules
(CN) - Over the objections of hook-and-line anglers, the 9th Circuit on Monday upheld a quota system meant to increase the efficiency and sustainability of the Pacific groundfish fishery. The National Marine Fisheries Service amended the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan in 2011 to include a quota system for trawl permit holders. Amendments 20 and 21 were designed to increase economic efficiency through fleet consolidation, to cut down on bycatch (the unintentional catch of some fish species), and to generally reduce environmental impacts on the fishery, which extends 200 miles off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. According to...

My Turn: A protest of the Juneau dock project
Posted: September 10, 2012 - 12:01am
I was pleased to see the response to concerns about the Auke Bay/Dehart’s area highway improvements resulted in changes to the project. The City listened and responded to the concerns of the citizens. This makes me more puzzled as to why the City continues to go ahead with the downtown dock “improvement” project. Why does this not generate the same concern and action? This...

Alaska Airlines Will Continue Flying to Adak
By Stephanie Joyce
Tuesday, September 11 2012
Adak will keep its jet service for another year. The federal Department of Transportation awarded Alaska Airlines a $1.6 million contract on Tuesday to continue flying to the community as part of the Essential Air Service program.....

Stevens Tours Tundra Runways - Finds Some 'Shocking'
Sep 11, 2012
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens got a look at a part of the state that will be in his district if he wins re-election this fall – communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta outside Bethel. Stevens says he wasn’t on a campaign swing, though, saying he went there at the invitation of the Alaska Department of Transportation. “I was checking out the runways and the access. It’s sort of shocking – some of...

BC: Cooke Hatchery continuing to raise fish
Published on September 11, 2012
Clayton Hunt
Jim Murphy, the manager of the Cooke Hatchery in St. Alban’s is in heaven.
Murphy has worked in several hatcheries in British Columbia and Alaska but none of them compare to Cooke’s state-of-the-art recirculation facility. Murphy said, “Comparing the other hatcheries I worked in to this one is like comparing night and day. This is the Cadillac of hatcheries as it provides an excellent environment for the welfare of the.....