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#11-07-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Nushagak AC Votes to Close the Togiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery... and Then Reverses Course and Votes Against the Proposal
11/06/12
At last week's meeting the Nusahgak Fish and Game Advisory Committee voted to close the Togiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery. However, just a few minutes later they reconsidered the vote and rejected the proposal. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (4:01).... http://kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2313

Red King Crab Season Comes to a Close
By Stephanie Joyce
Tuesday, November 06 2012
For the second year in a row, the Bristol Bay red king crab season echoed the derby days. In just three weeks fishermen have caught 95 percent of the 7.9 million pound quota..... http://kucb.org/news/article/red-king-crab-season-comes-to-a-close/

CDQ Groups Hand Off Review to State
By Lauren Rosenthal
Tuesday, November 06 2012
The community development quota program was supposed to infuse Western Alaska villages with money from the Bering Sea fisheries. Twenty years after it started, the program’s.... http://kucb.org/news/article/cdq-groups-hand-review-off-to-state/

John Winther and Eric McDowell Chosen for the Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame
11/07/12
A couple of men that had deep ties to the commercial fishing industry in Alaska have been selected for the Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (1:06).... http://kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2316

Fishermen Recognized for Oil Spill Preparedness
Nov 06, 2012
Brianna Gibbs/KMXT  
Last night commercial vessel owners gathered to celebrate another year of successful Ship Escort and Response Vessel System, or SERVS, training. The vessel of opportunity program trains hundreds of fishermen and boat owners each year on how to safely and effectively clean up after an oil spill. Andres Morales is the director for SERVS.... http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4262&Itemid=2

coastalvillages.org
Coastal Villages Leads Home-Porting Effort: Keeping Jobs and Vessels in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, AK – The reality of parking Coastal Villages Region Fund’s (CVRF) 100% owned and controlled fishing vessels in Alaska has moved a step closer with CVRF’s decision to park five of its salmon and halibut tender vessels in Seward, Alaska this winter - the Wassilie B (107 feet), the Camai (115 feet), the Kelly Mae (135 feet), the Hawk (73 feet) and the Gildy Logger (150 feet). “Having these vessels in Seward is a welcome sight and we are excited to be working with CVRF,” says Jim Pruitt, President of the Seward Ship Dry Dock. “We are prepared to.... http://www.coastalvillages.org/media/in-the-news/coastal-villages-leads-home-porting-effort-keeping-jobs-and-vessels-in-alaska

Dillingham City School District Gets $125-Thousand Dollars from the Pebble Fund 
11/06/12
The latest round of grants through the Pebble Fund were announced Tuesday and one of the biggest grant awards is going to the Dillingham City School District. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (3:21)... http://kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2314

Pebble Fund Gives Out over $730-Thousand Dollars 
11/06/12
The latest grant awards through the Pebble Fund have been announced. 19 organizations will be sharing over $730.5-thousand dollars. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (2:00)..... http://kdlg.org/news/archive.php?id=2315

NOAA aquatic bots break the ice on climate research
By John Breeden II
Nov 06, 2012
The Apollo 17 crew reported that from space, Earth looks like a big blue marble. But ironically, we know very little about the vast and diverse oceans that make our planet blue. “The ocean is a tremendous resource, yet we don’t understand it enough, how to get more food from it, the effects of it absorbing more carbon, or what will happen as it becomes more acidic,” said Christian Meinig, the director of NOAA’s Pacific Marie Environmental Laboratory. “In some ways we know more about deep space than our own oceans.” Nowhere is that more true than in the Arctic Ocean. It’s a harsh place by any standard, and any explorer.... http://gcn.com/articles/2012/11/06/noaa-aquatic-bots-climate-research.aspx












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