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#07-02-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Experts say Tulsequah Chief Mine success depends on ‘blue sky scenario’
Atlin to Tulsequah Chief Mine, British Columbi...
Atlin to Tulsequah Chief Mine, British Columbia: Proposed Haul Road (Photo credit: SkyTruth)
By Rosemarie Alexander
Posted on July 1, 2013 at 7:46 am
Category: Energy & Mining, Featured News
Chieftain Metals’ stock prices continue to fall.
An agreement with a Chinese investor has been cancelled.
But the company’s website boasts “The Chief” will soon be a reality.
It’s all “blue sky,” according to an analysis of re-opening the Tulsequah Chief Mine at the headwaters of the salmon-rich Taku River.....

Turbidity study on Kenai River 'languishes' at state level
Posted: June 30, 2013 - 7:51pm  |  Updated: July 1, 2013 - 9:48am
By Rashah McChesney
Peninsula Clarion
A 2011 study linking boat traffic to violations of state standards for drinking water, recreational use and health of fish and wildlife on the lower Kenai River has yet to make it through a review process at the state level. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has no formal approval process for the three-year study though the data could.....

Environmentalists Trading Trips for Comments #PebbleMine
Sen. Vitter accuses Trout Unlimited of using ‘low tactic’ to defeat copper and gold mine
BY: Lachlan Markay
July 1, 2013 2:30 pm
A top Republican senator accused an environmental group of “bribing” supporters into commenting on a federal environmental study by offering them a chance to win a free fishing trip. The group, Trout Unlimited, encouraged visitors to its website to comment on a proposed Environmental Protection Agency draft environmental assessment of the impacts of a proposed Alaska copper and gold mine on a nearby watershed......
Young, Boehner fishing for campaign contributions
Posted 07/01/2013
by - Margaret Bauman
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, were campaigning in King Salmon on July 1, where an evening fund raising event was planned at the home of Jim Jansen, chief executive officer of Lynden Inc. Industry sources said that Boehner and Young were expected to be at Jansen's home for the event, hosted by the head of the Lynden family of transportation companies. The guest list for the.....
Begich takes issue with Wal-Mart salmon decision
Fairbanks Alaska Walmart
Fairbanks Alaska Walmart (Photo credit: Grandpa & Grandma T.)
Monday, July 1, 2013 3:35 pm
Associated Press
KODIAK, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is taking issue with a decision by Wal-Mart to stop buying Alaska salmon products not certified as sustainable by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. Begich, in a letter to the president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., asked the company reconsider making the council the "sole arbiter" of which fish Wal-Mart sells......

Kodiak Sockeye Catch Exceeds 1-Million
July 1, 2013
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The Kodiak Managenment Area sockeye salmon harvest jumped the million-fish mark Saturday, with a catch of 28,723. The sockeye total is now 1,020,655. Total salmon harvest area-wide is about 1.19-million, which includes about 124,000 chum, 32,000 pinks and just over 11,000 kings......

Alaska’s Weathervane Scallop Season is Underway
July 1, 2013 by ladyfish
July marks the start of a lot more fisheries besides salmon in Alaska. Among them – scallops. A fleet of just three to four boats are fishing for weathervane scallops from Yakutat to the Bering Sea, with most of the catch coming from waters around Kodiak. Fish and Game managers gave a combined total quota of 400,000 pounds divided among the three areas for the 2013/14 season.....

SAR Becomes Medevac for Air Station Kodiak Crew
July 1, 2013
Jay Barrett/KMXT
An Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew over the weekend medevac’d three boaters to Bethel following their rescue by a local search and rescue team Saturday. A Coast Guard C-130 found the skiff and three men after the village public safety officer........

2:46 PM MON JULY 1, 2013
TNR Gold Estimates 705,000 Ounces of Gold at Shotgun Ridge
A Vancouver based gold exploration company now knows how much gold might be at its Shotgun Ridge prospect located about 100 miles north of Dillingham, to the northeast of Wood Tikchick State park.  TNR Gold’s 2012 drilling program provided data that leads........

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner
Exercises are intended to deepen co-operation between militaries, says Chinese army chief
Associated Press in Beijing, Tuesday 2 July 2013 05.06 EDT.....

Logo of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group
Logo of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Rise of a #Sustainability Leader: Maersk’s Journey to the Triple-E
At four-hundred metres long, 59 metres wide and 73 metres high, the Triple-E series of containerships will be the world’s largest, and one of the most efficient, vessels in operation. With exclusive insight offered from Maersk itself, and days to go before the launch, Fathom assesses Maersk’s sustainability culture and the impact it has, and will continue to have, on the global shipping industry at large.
The Good Bad Old Days Denmark, A.P. Moller Maersk’s (Maersk’s) home country, like the rest of Scandinavia is well ..... #CapAndTrade #SupplyChain