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#04-20-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Apr 19, 201309:47 AMBlog: Fish Bytes
ADFG announces 2013 red forecast
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:47 AM
Another strong run of red salmon is expected this summer in Upper Cook Inlet river systems. Alaska Department of Fish and Game's forecasted harvest for red salmon in Upper Cook Inlet is 4.9 million fish for all user groups, which is about 1.1 more than the 20-year average harvest. ADFG announced its 2013 forecast today, along with an overview of management for the area.....

Silver Bay Seafood's to Enter Bristol Bay in 2014
11:35 AM FRI APRIL 19, 2013
A new, large seafood processing plant will be constructed this summer in Naknek and its expected to be processing herring and salmon by next year. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.....

Compass: Support for Alaska fishermen does good from boat to table
Published: April 19, 2013
Not all seafood is created equal; this is a truth Alaskans know deeply. In Anchorage, we live at the epicenter of the some of the most abundant, diverse and well-managed fisheries on Earth. Many of us don't rely on restaurants or markets in town to put seafood into our bellies. Still, we likely end up dining out on some type of seafood during the year and maybe picking up....

Magistrate adjourns Alaska Native subsistence fishermen trials until May
By Associated Press
Posted on April 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm
A Bethel Magistrate Judge has adjourned the trials of nearly two dozen Alaska Native subsistence fishermen until May, saying that’s when he’ll rule on whether they have a spiritual right to fish for king salmon when restrictions are in place.....

Permit for Chikuminuk Lake dam in Western Alaska fails
Jim Paulin
Dutch Harbor Fisherman
April 19, 2013
Geologists won't be drilling or chipping rocks in the Wood Tikchik State Park this summer, as a controversial proposal allowing geotechnical surveys for the proposed Chikuminuk Lake hydroelectric dam died in the Alaska Legislature's closing days. Supporters say the hydroelectric dam, proposed in the northwest portion of the park 118 miles southeast of Bethel, could end the region's dependence on costly diesel fuel. Efforts to move the project forward will be revisited next year, they say. Meanwhile, "non intrusive" bird, fish, water studies and an aerial moose survey will continue this....

OPINION: We need broadband in communities
April 19th 5:27 pm | Jason Evans      
Our World is getting faster. Just think about how much time it takes to find information like the news.
In the past, the fastest news were breaking news bulletins that interrupted our TV. Nowadays, we get information as soon as it happens. Facebook transmits opinions, pictures and news instantly. I can be in Anchorage at the basketball tournament, and let all my readers instantly see pictures of highlights in Barrow or Kotzebue. Almost instantly. The world is getting faster and rural Alaska is barely keeping up. By the time rural Alaska gets caught up, we will be behind again. In Anchorage, there are exciting things happening with information. AT&T activated their LTE cellular networks, and...