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#07-01-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Joel Josh & John pick the net
Joel Josh & John pick the net (Photo credit: deckhand)
5:04 PM SUN JUNE 30, 2013
Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, June 30
The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, June 30 includes details about the capsized tender in the mouth of the Igushik River that has resulted in the closure of the setnet fishery in the Igushik Section of the Nushagak District. The report also includes the initial results of a....

Alaskan seafood now being imported directly
Monday, July 01, 2013, 02:20 (GMT + 9)
Alaskan seafood has begun being imported directly into Brazil this month via supplier Noronha Pescados. The products are Alaska salmon, pollock and cod and they are going straight to Walmart, Pao de Acucar, Cencosud and other Brazilian stores. Michael Cerne, the executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), attributed the quick and relatively recent growth of Brazil’s interest in....

AK salmon runs
English: Fishing boats docked at at Cordova, A...
Fishing boats docked at at Cordova, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posted 07/01/2013
by Jonah Dart-McLean - for the Cordova Times
"Where the rubber meets road" means getting down to the details, the nitty-gritty, something to exemplify the nuts and bolts work that is being done for an activity. This phrase is especially true when considering the Alaska Salmon Runs of the Copper River WILD! Salmon Festival here in Cordova. Pounding the pavement (and gravel), runners are intimately aware of their surroundings and their bodies connecting in a simple yet profound manner as the miles roll past. There is a joy to the action.....

FedEx to cut trans-Pacific flight at Anchorage cargo hub
English: Aerial view of the Port of Anchorage,...
English: Aerial view of the Port of Anchorage, Alaska, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Jerzy Shedlock
June 30, 2013
The FedEx cargo hub at Anchorage's international airport is cutting a transit flight from its global network, while investment in newer aircraft and upgrades at a cargo hub in Oakland, Calif., may point to a future with fewer planes flying to Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage has longed served as a strategic hub for freighter jets flying between Asia and North America. FedEx is the jewel of the cargo operations at the airport, where the company runs a sorting facility. The axed trans-Pacific FedEx flight does not shift any cargo when it lands in Anchorage; it's simply a “gas-and-go” operation, said FedEx spokesman Scott Fiedler. The plane’s......

Ketchikan: State studying linking Alaska borough, island #BridgeToNowhere
By BECKY BOHRER — Associated Press
JUNEAU, ALASKA — A project once held up as an example of government waste and derisively labeled a "bridge to nowhere" is getting another look by the state of Alaska. The state recently proposed six "build" alternatives to improve access between the southeast Alaska community of Ketchikan and Gravina Island, which is the where the Ketchikan International Airport is located. The alternatives include two bridge and four......

Controversy continues for young energy company exploring Cook Inlet
Alex DeMarban
June 30, 2013
Shareholder unrest playing out in an open confrontation thousands of miles from Anchorage could impact a company that's playing an aggressive role in Cook Inlet's oil and gas renaissance. A pair of Chinese stockholders with Buccaneer Alaska hold enough shares to possibly bring change to the controversy-beset company whose stock prices have cratered. They hope their peers will vote to replace the leadership at a meeting set.....

Oil work to go on in Alaska's Arctic waters, without drilling
By Yereth Rosen
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 28 | Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:23pm EDT
(Reuters) - No one will drill in Arctic waters off Alaska this year, but there is still plenty of offshore work for the oil industry to do when conditions finally allow it next month. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, which canceled its 2013 Arctic offshore drill season after numerous troubles there last year, plans to send ships to study sites .....