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#12-12-2012 (Yes, we're all still here.) - ComFish News Roundup

University of Alaska Southeast
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Want to be a fish geek?
Posted 12/12/2012
by - Jennifer Gibbins
This spring, a distance learning program offered through the University of Alaska Southeast, will offer aspiring fisheries professionals an opportunity to gain insight into some of the principals, concepts and techniques of fisheries management. The entry level college course is being taught by Cordova ADF&G Prince William Sound area management biologist, Tommy Sheridan, who is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Southeast. Sheridan, who grew up in Bellingham and took part in the program himself at the beginning of his....

Fresh crab from Dutch highlights Anchorage market choices
Published: December 11, 2012
By STEVE EDWARDS — Daily News correspondent As Alaskans edge toward the shortest day of the year and the holidays, thoughts of summertime fishing trips are a distant memory. Supplement those memories with some fresh seafood -- a wintertime treat....

Growth Planned for OceansAlaska
December 12, 2012
Wednesday AM
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Located south of Ketchikan in the George Inlet area, OceansAlaska, a first-class marine science center, has finished its first season and will be growing. OceansAlaska Research and Training Specialist Barbara Morgan said the Center is planning the second season of growing oyster and geoduck seed and plans are also being made to expand operations to better support the mariculture industry in Alaska.....

Alaska ferries - built Alaska tough
Posted: December 11, 2012 - 2:47pm  |  Updated: December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
In 2010 I directed my office and the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) to “defederalize” the new Alaska Class Ferry project. Back then, I said: If we can build an Alaska ferry with all-Alaska dollars, we’ll have a better shot at building it with an all-Alaska workforce. The state subsequently returned the federal dollars for the project and embarked on a new approach to get Alaska Marine Highway vessels built at home......