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#11-24-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

USCG Lt. Lance Leone Describes Fatal Crash, Aftermath
Nov 23, 2012
Awesome 3-part audio series....

Petersburg: City and Harbor Board find way to fund North Harbor
November 22, 2012
The Petersburg City Council and Petersburg Harbor Advisory Board held a joint work session Monday afternoon in order to decide the method for funding the $2 million shortfall for the North Harbor Project and they came to a decision. Resolution 2029 states that it is necessary for the City Council to approve a revision to the budget for expenditures unanticipated when the budget was approved. The Harbor Fund is in need of additional funding to complete the City’s North Harbor Replacement Project and to dispose of the North Harbor dredge spoils. Since a substantial portion of the project expenses are the electrical and lighting systems in the amount of $1.26 million....
State certifies HD34 result, clock ticking on recount
by Ed Ronco, KCAW
November 23, 2012 3:52 pm
Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai certified the House District 34 race Friday, which means a request for a recount must be made by Wednesday. The totals changed slightly after the State Review Board looked at the race, but only very slightly. Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins picked up two votes...

Hunters in Canadian Arctic charged with taking too many belugas
CBC News | Eye on the Arctic | Nov 23, 2012
Representatives of hunters' and trappers' organizations in Nunavik, a predominantly Inuit region in the north of the Canadian province of Quebec, promise they'll defend hunters who were apprehended by federal fisheries officers. Seven hunters are now under investigation for allegedly harvesting more than the....

Alaska whale hunters wary of oil drilling
Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Updated 11:03 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2012
Barrow, Alaska
Minutes after the hunters' harpoon pierced the flesh of a bowhead whale, the call went out. By cell phone and radio, native Alaskans were beckoned to the beach here in early October. Dozens worked furiously in the dark to carve the 40-ton beast and distribute the meat before it could spoil. The resulting harvest was stashed away in cellars tunneled into the tundra and far-flung......

Outsiders travel to Kodiak to learn the art of smoking fish
NICOLE KLAUSS  Kodiak Daily Mirror
November 24, 2012 - 11:04 am EST
KODIAK, Alaska — Eagle River resident Zach Shlosar loves smoking fish for fun and is considering turning it into a business. To find out whether or not it is something he wants to pursue commercially, he spent three days this month at a fish smoking and salting workshop hosted by the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Shlosar smoked his first fish around seven years ago. "It was curiosity... it turned out well enough that my friends were blown away and encouraged me to start a business," Shlosar said. "I'm here to look into it on a larger scale." Shlosar wasn't the only one from outside of...

Deck Watch - Nov. 23, 2012 Petty Officer 2nd Class Jay Tracy, an electronics technician with Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, discusses his team's recent Cold Bay and Aleutian Islands ATON operations from the ANT in Kodiak, Alaska, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Deck Watch is a weekly five minute radio program covering Coast Guard news and operations in Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard audio by District 17 Public Affairs.

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