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#09-15-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Alaska revises estimates of king salmon disaster
The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, Sep. 15, 2012 - 6:13 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says the economic damage...

Map of Tongas National Forest, taken from offi...
Map of Tongas National Forest, taken from official US Forest Service web site. Henryhartley 16:06, Apr 13, 2005 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Restoring Alaska’s Tongass National Forest for Salmon
Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
The USDA Forest Service Alaska Region, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation formed a $1 million partnership to enhance wild salmon habitat by restoring four Tongass National Forest watersheds in 2013.
This partnership will accelerate restoration of priority salmon-bearing streams in Southeast Alaska including: Twelvemile Creek, Staney Creek, Luck Lake/Eagle Creek on Prince of Wales Island; and Saginaw Creek on Kuiu Island. It will also provide....

Aiport adrift in Akutan
September 14th 12:53 pm | Jim Paulin      
Even with a brand new airport that just opened this summer,
mail and people are still flying into Akutan the old fashioned way, splashing down in a Goose. The new airport is sitting idle across the bay on another island, waiting for a ship. The transition in small plane service from Peninsula Airways to another carrier has been smoothly completed between Unalaska and Atka and Nikolski, with Grant Aviation now flying people and mail. But Pen Air is still flying its antique float plane into Akutan, even with the recent construction of the state airport on Akun Island. The problem is that the new airport is on another island, and Grant Aviation...

Ice still delays Shell Arctic offshore drilling in Chukchi Sea
Associated Press
Published: September 14th, 2012 09:21 PM
Last Modified: September 14th, 2012 09:21 PM
Persistent sea ice will keep a Royal Dutch Shell drill ship off a prospect in the Chukchi Sea until at least Monday, a spokesman for Shell Alaska said Friday....

Murkowski Conducting North Dakota Resource Tour
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, issued the following news release: Senator Lisa Murkowski is traveling to North Dakota on Monday for a two-day tour of oil and natural gas development in that state's Bakken Region with Senator John Hoeven, her colleague on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. North Dakota and Alaska are national energy leaders, ranking, respectively, the second and third largest oil- producing states in the nation. The Senators will visit oil and natural gas production sites - including an oil rig, gas plant and rail station -- to.....

$10,000 reward offered by SEAPA
September 13, 2012 | Vol. 110, No. 37
A $10,000 reward is being offered by The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (‘SEAPA’) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal, or vandals, responsible for causing an hour-long, region-wide power outage on Sunday, August 19, 2012, in both the City and Borough of Wrangell and the City of Petersburg. It is suspected that multiple rifle shots into an insulator core on one of the main power delivery towers on Wrangell’s Back Channel were caused by a vandal or vandals....

Hundreds of jobs planned for Point Thomson project
Exxon Mobil aims to mobilize work camps, start construction this winter for Slope gas condensate.
Petroleum News
Published: September 14th, 2012 11:03 PM
Last Modified: September 14th, 2012 11:04 PM
Proponents of Exxon Mobil's planned Point Thomson development on Alaska's North Slope have long touted its potential to create jobs....

A real head-scratcher on the tubes today... 

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