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#06-16-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Dipnet fisherman on Copper River at Chitina.
Dipnet fisherman on Copper River at Chitina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Need 10 pounds of Copper River sockeye? Write a $349 check
Cordova Times
June 15, 2013
Copper River salmon are a hot item on restaurant menus from Anchorage to Seattle in early summer, and at seafood counters too, with a word to the wise to always get them while you can. One of Anchorage's most popular retail seafood markets was sold out by June 11 of all its Copper River salmon and had a waiting list of customers eager to buy sockeye and king salmon expected to arrive June 12 from....

The season for Alaska sockeye salmon is here
Published 7:10pm Saturday, June 15, 2013
It’s time to head to Alaska.
Well, not for the weather, but for the salmon.  Salmon fishing is a seasonal industry in Alaska and from June through July is the time for sockeye salmon season. Alaska sockeye salmon are considered the best and are prized by high-end restaurants for their succulent, rich, flavorful and silky flesh. Why are these salmon so spectacular? All wild salmon are born in freshwater and......

Alaska relaxes Kodiak Island sockeye fishery
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:33 pm
Associated Press
KODIAK, Alaska — The state is relaxing another sports fishery around Kodiak Island because of an exceptionally strong sockeye salmon run.....

3:32 PM SAT JUNE 15, 2013
Results Released of a Fleet Reduction Survey
The organization that represents all of the driftnet permit holders in Bristol Bay started an effort earlier this year to gauge the interest of drifters in reducing the size of the overall fleet. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.....

5:03 PM SAT JUNE 15, 2013
Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday June 15
Saturday's Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes an update from the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery and a report about the results of a survey of drifters about fleet reduction efforts.  The report also includes a story about the Bristol Bay Jobs Accelerator Project and an update on the BB-RSDA's anti-mining campaign.  Saturday's report was hosted by KDLG News Director Mike Mason.....

1:31 PM SAT JUNE 15, 2013
Port Moller Update for Friday, June 14
The Port Moller Test Fishery got started on Monday and today is the 6th day of fishing. There was another large uptick in catches on Friday with 259 sockeye caught in the 200-fathom net over just 4 of the 5 stations that are normally fished. The crew of the Research Vessel Pandalus skipped station 10 Friday morning due to impending weather as the fished back into Port Moller. Friday’s catch produced a daily....

Sen. Begich proposes immigration amendment
Alaska State Ferry approaching Petersburg
Alaska State Ferry approaching Petersburg (Photo credit: brewbooks)
Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am
........... “The requirement to appear in person would place a huge burden on people in rural areas,” Sen. Begich said in the news release.  “It’s just not realistic, especially for the more than 30,000 Alaskans who live off the road system.”....

Ferry renovation project resumes in Petersburg
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:19 pm
Associated Press
PETERSBURG, Alaska — Work has resumed on a $2.6 million renovation project at the ferry terminal in Petersburg. Tamico Construction of Petersburg is replacing some mooring structures this month, KFSK reported... .....

Originally published Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Got a great buy on a cruise? That’s not all you’ll spend
Once you’ve paid your cruise fare, there are plenty more ways to run up your bill. Here’s a look at actual costs from a recent Alaska cruise.
By Brian J. Cantwell
Seattle Times travel writer.....