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Tender "Lonestar" rolls over in the Mouth of the Igushik River (fishery closed)

The Tender "Lonestar" has Capsized in the Mouth of the Igushik River 2:00 PM SUN JUNE 30, 2013 By MIKE MASON A large vessel, used to transport sockeye salmon from the fishing grounds to a processing facility, has capsized in the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.... http://kdlg.org/post/tender-lonestar-has-capsized-mouth-igushik-river SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013 Trouble in Bristol Bay The Alaska Department of Fish and Game shut down the local setnet fishery after a salmon tender, the Lonestar, sank this morning in the mouth of the Igushik River....... http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2013/06/trouble-in-bristol-bay.html Coast Guard responding to partially submerged vessel near Dillingham, Alaska Date: June 30, 2013 District 17 Public Affairs Detachment Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a fishing vessel near the mouth of the Igushik River, Sunday. The Coast Guard is de

#06-30-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Summer Salmon 2013 | Big Fishin at Hidden Falls this morn. Perhaps 100 seiners fighting for meat. Greatest show on earth. Besides, herring. — DDC (@JuneauTek) June 30, 2013 Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly backs GMO labeling Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:06 am Matt Buxton FAIRBANKS — The Borough Assembly approved a resolution supporting the labeling of genetically modified foods during its Thursday night meeting. The resolution, which was sponsored by Assemblyman John Davies, asks for the state and federal government to enforce the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms..... http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/fairbanks-north-star-borough-assembly-backs-gmo-labeling/article_f8e77e02-e15b-11e2-9f4c-0019bb30f31a.html 5:04 PM SAT JUNE 29, 2013 By MIKE MASON The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, June 29 includes an update on how things are faring for the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery and the latest..... http://kdlg.org/post/bristo

World's Fastest Ship: LNG+747 Engine = 67mph/1,000people/150 cars - Named after the Pope (video)

Jaw on the floor. Thanks for the flag @alaskatravelgrm News >  http://www.gereports.com/this-ship-is-fly/ Published on Jun 25, 2013 The Francisco, manufactured by Australia's Incat shipyard, is the world's fastest ship, hitting speeds of 58.1 knots. It will carry up to 1,000 passengers between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay. It is also the first ferry using LNG as fuel and generating power in two GE turbines based on converted jet engines.

Strong Genetic Signals Detected for Kvichak and Egegik

Shore of Bristol Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 3:32 PM SAT JUNE 29, 2013 By MIKE MASON The latest genetic stock composition estimates from the fish caught as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery show continued strength for sockeye bound for the Egegik and Kvichak Rivers. The estimates from the fish caught on June 25th and 26th shows that 22.8-percent of the sockeye were headed to the Egegik River and 27.8-percent are bound for the Kvichak River. 11.5-percent of the sockeye showed a genetic signal for the Ugashik River and 11.8-percent were bound for the Naknek River. For the Nushagak District the latest estimates show that 11.2-percent of the sockeye were bound for the.... http://kdlg.org/post/strong-genetic-signals-detected-sockeye-headed-kvichak-and-egegik-rivers Harvest in Bristol Bay is Approaching 8-Million Fish - 1:13 PM SAT JUNE 29, 2013  http://kdlg.org/post/sockeye-harvest-bristol-bay-approaching-8-million-fish

#06-29-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Tundra landscape near Bristol Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Bristol Bay fishermen support fleet reduction, study says June 28th 5:42 pm | Hannah Heimbuch       Should the state of Alaska buy back some of its limited entry permits in Bristol Bay? A study recently released by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association indicates that fishermen say yes. The organization sent out a questionnaire this spring to all 1,858 Bristol Bay drift permit holders. They are still accepting returned questionnaires, but have gotten back more than 400 so far. According to the seafood development association, which supports market, product and.... http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1326bristol_bay_fishermen_support_fleet_reduction 5:05 PM FRI JUNE 28, 2013 Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 28 .... http://www.kdlg.org/post/bristol-bay-fisheries-report-june-28 Kasilof nets hit the water Posted: June 27, 2013 - 7:52pm  |  Updated: June 28, 2013 - 8:16am By Rashah Mc

Another 807,000 Sockeye for Bristol Bay

1:04 PM FRI JUNE 28, 2013 Sockeye salmon jumping over beaver dam Lake Aleknagik, AK by Kristina Ramstad 1997. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) By MIKE MASON Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in another 807.3-thousand sockeye Thursday to push the season total to over 6.9-million fish. The Egegik District continues to lead the other commercial fishing districts in Bristol Bay in harvest with a catch of over 2.1-million sockeye. However, the fleets in the Egegik District have been on hold Thursday and today to allow more escapement. Fishermen in the Naknek-Kvichak District hauled in 450-thousand sockeye Thursday to push the season total to over 1.9-million fish. The commercial harvest was just 10-thousand fish Thursday in the Ugashik District to push the District total to 1.4-million. The commercial harvest in the Nushagak District was 347-thousand fish to push the.... http://kdlg.org/post/another-807000-sockeye-added-bristol-bay-total

Sitka Ammonia Leak Victim Was Longtime Fisherman

English: Mount Verstovia, Alaska, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) RIP Mr. Baker... HG By Ed Ronco, KCAW - Sitka | June 28, 2013 - 10:08 am A man injured during an ammonia leak aboard a fishing vessel in Sitka has died. Charles “Chuck” Baker, of Auburn, Wash., was aboard the Eigil B. The tender vessel was tied up at Sitka Sound Seafoods at the time of the incident, around 11:15 a.m. Monday. Baker was 82 years old when he died on Tuesday. He was a 60-year veteran of the fishing industry in Alaska, and co-owned the Eigil B with his son, Mike. Reona Baker is his wife. “We met in 1957 on a blind date,” she said.... http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/06/28/sitka-ammonia-leak-victim-was-longtime-fisherman/

#06-28-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Adak bets $2 million to keep private sector economy alive Casting Off (Photo credit: Doug van Kampen ) Jim PaulinDutch Harbor Fisherman June 27, 2013 While $2 million is a lot of money for a small local government to cough up, Adak city manager Layton Lockett said he did what he had to do to save the community when seafood processing equipment was auctioned off in Anchorage last week. “It would be like what would happen if Unisea pulled out of Unalaska, and a month later they pulled out all the equipment,” Lockett said. Layton said he hopes to find a company to buy the equipment, so taxpayers don’t end up stuck with the bill. The city’s purchase was prompted by fears that the equipment might leave the island, and with it Adak’s private sector economy. The crisis started in April when Icicle Seafoods announced its permanent closure of the plant that employed around 100 workers and was a major source of local revenues. Icicle operated in a huge military surplus waterfron

Bristol Bay's Sockeye Harvest Tops 6-Million

Shore of Bristol Bay near Naknek. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 1:42 PM THU JUNE 27, 2013 By MIKE MASON Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in 1.1-million sockeye on Wednesday to push the season total to over 6.1-million fish. The District that’s still out in front in the Bay is the Egegik District where fishermen hauled in 219-thousand sockeye on Wednesday to push the District total to 2.1-million fish. Fishermen in the Naknek-Kvichak River hauled in 400-thousand sockeye on Wednesday to push the District total to over 1.5-million. Wednesday’s catch in the Ugashik District was 170-thousand sockeye to push the District total to over 1.4-million. The catch in the Nushagak District was 329-thousand to push the season total to over 1-million. Wednesday’s catch in the Togiak District was 1-thousand sockeye to... http://kdlg.org/post/bristol-bays-sockeye-harvest-tops-6-million Port Moller Update for Wednesday, June 26  http://kdlg.org/post/port-moller-update-wednesday-june-

Photos/Video: Ocean Viking skipper John Nes and dog Buddy after rescue near Kodiak last night

Evening Update. Video now online. News  http://www.blog.haulinggear.com/2013/06/coast-guard-rescues-4-people-dog-from.html John Nes, the captain of the Ocean Viking, takes a moment for photo with his dog Buddy, after his rescue from a life raft 190 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska, June 26, 2013. Nes and his crew were rescued by the Coast Guard after making a distress call and abandoning ship into a life raft due to their vessel taking on water. (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) John Nes, the captain of the fishing vessel Ocean Viking, hugs Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Broom, an aviation maintenance technician and flight mechanic aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak, after he was successfully rescued from a life raft 190 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska, June 26, 2013. The captain and crew of the Ocean Viking were forced to abandon ship when the fishing vessel started taking on too much water for the crew to k

#06-27-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Halibut bycatch delivered to Kotzebue food bank Welcome to Kotzebue, Alaska (Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn ) Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:47 pm Associated Press | 3 comments KODIAK, Alaska - A U.S. Coast Guard cargo plane made a special delivery this week to a food bank above the Arctic Circle: halibut that otherwise would have gone to waste. The C130 Hercules delivered 13,000 pounds of filleted and vacuum-packed fish to the food bank in Kotzebue, KMXT reported. The halibut is the bycatch from trawlers that is delivered to Kodiak. The delivery was arranged by Bainbridge Island Wash.-based Sea Share, an organization that redirects..... http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/halibut-bycatch-delivered-to-kotzebue-food-bank/article_0bd33a1a-deaa-11e2-8066-001a4bcf6878.html Audio http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4802 12:58 PM WED JUNE 26, 2013 Kevin Washburn to Visit King Cove, Cold Bay By DAVE BENDINGER The Assistant Secreta

Coast Guard rescues 4 people, dog from sinking vessel 190 miles southwest of Kodiak (Ocean Viking)

Date: June 27, 2013 District 17 Public Affairs Detachment Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen and their dog from the Ocean Viking 190 miles southwest of Kodiak Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued the crew from a life raft around 10:30 p.m. and is transporting them to Kodiak. They are expected to arrive at midnight. All four fishermen and their dog are reported in good condition. John Nes, the captain of the Ocean Viking, takes a moment for photo with his dog Buddy, after his rescue from a life raft 190 miles southwest of Kodiak, Alaska, June 26, 2013(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center received the crew’s distress call around 8:30 p.m., relayed through a Trident Seafoods employee in Chignik who heard their call over VHF-FM Channel 16, reporting that the 76-foot fishing vessel was taking on water and the