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#08-31-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visits King Cove Residents pleaded for an eight-mile road through the Izembek Refuge that could save lives during medical emergencies By Heather Hintze Story Created: Aug 31, 2013 at 7:44 AM AKDT KING COVE - In King Cove, an eight-mile road could mean the difference between life and death in case of medical emergency. “We've been trying for years and years and years. It's time. It's time to listen and to care about the people in King Cove,” said King Cove community health aide Bonita Babcock. That’s why U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made the trip to the small village to.... Yukon community Emmonak plans for long overdue port Emmonak , AK BY ELWOOD BREHMER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2013.08.30 09:26 AM The longest river in Alaska and the third-longest river in North America does not have a lan

#08-30-2013 - ComFish News Roundup Copper River Seafoods will bail from MSC Posted 08/29/2013 by - Margaret Bauman Copper River Seafoods , the Alaska-owned seafood manufacturer and marketer with roots in Cordova, will withdraw support of a London-based certification program in 2014, after learning Prince William Sound is still adrift in the assessment process..... Bloggers offer new avenue to salmon marketing ( ) 3:37 PM THU AUGUST 29, 2013 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Will Visit King Cove on Friday By MIKE MASON The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior will visit King Cove and Cold Bay Friday to gather information about the proposed road between the 2 communities. Back in February the U.S. Fish and

M7.0 065Mi SW Atka Village, Alaska 0825AKDT Aug 30: Tsunami NOT expected; US west coast,BC,and AK

Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.0 065Mi SW Atka Village, Alaska 0825AKDT Aug 30: Tsunami NOT expected; US west coast,BC,and AK #WCATWC — NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_WCATWC) August 30, 2013 Tsunami Info Stmt: M6.8 040Mi SW Amukta Pass, Alaska 0826AKDT Aug 30: Tsunami NOT expected; US west coast,BC,and AK #WCATWC — NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_WCATWC) August 30, 2013 Big quake on #atka #alaska . Stand by... — Dave Snider (@DaveSnider) August 30, 2013

#08-29-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

A New Report Documents the Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood Industry 2:24 PM WED AUGUST 28, 2013 By MIKE MASON The value of the seafood from Alaska in 2011 was well over $6-billion dollars according to a new report from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The report is titled the “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood Industry” and it was prepared for ASMI by the McDowell Group..... 104 page report New EPA chief steps into Alaska mine controversy By Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau August 28, 2013 DILLINGHAM, Alaska — President Barack Obama’s top environmental official was visibly moved as people in this fishing town told her the giant Pebble Mine would kill wild salmon and destroy their culture. “You remind why

#08-28-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Take the 17 minutes and watch it: Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963: via @youtube — Neil King (@NKingofDC) August 28, 2013 New ASMI International Program Director Promoted from Within Aug 27, 2013 Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has a new director for its international marketing efforts. Alexa Tonkovich, who has worked the past four years as ASMI’s Asia and Emerging Markets manager, was named to the post Monday morning, and took over the.... Whale Tangled in Gillnet Heads North By Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg | August 27, 2013 - 5:17 pm Volunteers from Petersburg were not able to free a humpback whale tangled up in a gillnet near Petersburg on Friday and Saturday...... Begich Says Monitoring Will Cut Bycatch Posted: Au

EPA Administrator Listens to Concerns About the Pebble Mine in Dillingham (audio)

3:54 PM TUE AUGUST 27, 2013 Location of the Dillingham Census Area in Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 5 min report and or full 1hr 30min of meeting here >

Tuxedni medevac near Sitka, Alaska (video)

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 44-year-old woman from the 109-foot fishing vessel Tuxedni near Sitka, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2013. The Jayhawk crew rendezvoused with the Tuxedni in Tebenkof Bay, 67 miles southeast of Sitka, hoisted the woman aboard and flew her to Sitka where she was transferred to local emergency medical service personnel for evaluation and treatment. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka. More >

#08-27-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Rough-water rescue reveals holes in Kenai's capabilities as firemen pluck 2 from stormy Kenai River mouth Peninsula Clarion 'Lucky to be alive' Posted: August 24, 2013 - 9:09pm  |  Updated: August 26, 2013 - 8:56am By GREG SKINNER Peninsula Clarion It’s lucky that they are alive at all; Wednesday was a bad day for a problem on the water. After F/V Fix capsized in the tall, narrow-troughed waves at the Kenai River mouth, pushed up by a fast-exiting extreme tide dragging against a heavy south wind, the U.S. Coast Guard passed over the opportunity to help, the Kenai Fire Department rescue boat would not start and the local Alaska State Trooper helicopters were already busy working.... Poll Shows Wide Fears of Pebble Mine By Peter Granitz, APRN - Washington DC | August 26, 2013 - 6:02 pm Hays Research Group asked 388 likely primary voters th