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#01-31-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Hair repinked and ready to fly! #roadtosochi — Kikkan Randall (@kikkanimal) January 31, 2014 Board of Fish Begins Today Posted: January 31, 2014 at 7:02 am The Board of Fisheries begin their meeting in Anchorage today, considering 236 proposals on Upper Cook Inlet issues. Uniquely, the City of Soldotna authored a proposal this year, to close portions of the Centennial campgrounds to fishermen from July 1 through August 30 of each year. Parks and Rec Director Andrew Carmichael explains... Federal pink salmon forecast nearly 30 million for Southeast by Joe Viechnicki January 30, 2014 10:55 am Federal scientists are predicting a catch of nearly 30 million pink salmon in Southeast Alaska this summer. That’s a little better than the forecast put out last fall by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for a catch of 22 million humpies. But its still not even one third of the record setting catch of 2013.

#01-30-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Meet the greatest dating service agent in Iceland’s fishing industry By Casey Kelly Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:00 am Iceland’s seafood industry has its own dating service. The man behind it gave a talk Wednesday at the Juneau Economic Development Council’s Innovation Summit. If you’re a fisheries business in Iceland, Thor Sigfusson is kind of like your wingman. “I’m probably the greatest dating service agent in Iceland, and I’m proud of it,” said Sigfusson, who started the Iceland Ocean Cluster in 2011. In economic development terms, a “cluster” refers to an organization designed to foster collaboration within an... China affirms spot as top importer of Alaska goods, spending $1.3 billion  Alex DeMarban Alaska Dispatch January 29, 2014 China’s growing economy continues to roar for Alaska, with exports to the Middle Kingdom expected to reach $1.3 billion in 2013 as fears

#01-29-2014 - ComFish News Roundup — Andy Hillstrand (@capt_andy) January 29, 2014 High Tech Trackers Gather Info On Cook Inlet Kings, Reds By Johanna Eurich, KDLG - Dillingham | January 28, 2014 - 5:21 pm The Alaska Board of Fish will begin deliberations on the Cook Inlet fisheries in Anchorage next week. One of the more difficult issues before the board is the declining King salmon runs and demands by sports fishing interests to shut down the commercial catch of reds to let every precious king into the Kenai River system. In Cook Inlet, the  statewide decline of King Salmon has raised the long running Cook Inlet Fish Wars between commercial and sports fishermen to a fever pitch. Last summer east side setnetters became the latest casualty as their fishery was shut down by a fish board dominated by sports fishermen. In the middle of that battle, working almost unnoticed was a group of scientists wielding...

Fresh Video of Keystone Canyon Avalanche Outside Valdez, Alaska

Stunning new footage....  News >

#01-28-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

How Radioactive is Our Ocean? No visible or proactive leadership role by AK DEC in monitoring radiation Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Tight crop showing reactors 4, 3, 2 and 1, reading left (South) to right (North). Area shown is approximately 600 by 350 metres. 日本語: 福島第一原子力発電所。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) By MARY KAUFFMAN January 27, 2014 (SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Nearly three years after the tsunami that resulted in Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident, questions remain about how much radioactive material has been released and how widely and quickly it is dispersing in the Pacific Ocean and our northwestern coast line. In a presentation last week to the Alaska Senate Resources Committee, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig's overview noted the state has found no reason for concern. Hartig also reported to the committee last week that the DEC is not carrying out fish testing for radiation with hi

Sitka: F/V Confidence crew member bitten by sea lion

F/V Confidence - Sitka Roe Herring Sea Lion Bites Crewman at Fishing Vessel's Rail in Sitka Posted less than an hour ago ............. AST spokesperson Megan Peters says the bitten man was a crew member of the F/V Confidence, which was offloading bait herring at the time. “He received several large scratch marks on his buttocks as a result of the sea lion jumping from the water and biting him,” Peters wrote. “Thankfully he was wearing rain gear or it would likely have been worse.” While Peters says troopers don’t believe that...

#01-27-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Deckboss: Hatchery honcho wanted in Kodiak — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) January 27, 2014 Valdez Alaska: Massive Avalanche and ice dam in Keystone Canyon (Video from helo. Concern: Where will the water go?) — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) January 27, 2014 Richardson Highway closed by avalanches, no definite reopen date yet | Alaska Dispatch — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) January 27, 2014 Two #Valdez residents charged with obstructing Richardson Highway after walking across avalanche, slowing work: #ktuu — (@Ch2KTUU) January 27, 2014 "Safeway has confirmed that food trucks are in route to Valdez via barges..." — David Hulen (@davidhulen) January 27, 2014 Omega-3 fatty acids may provide more benefits than thought UNITED STATES Monday, January 27, 2014, 22:50 (GMT + 9) A study

#01-26-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

AK Beat: Alaska's state drink? Alaska Beat January 25, 2014 Alaska's state cocktail? Buzzfeed, the pop culture website responsible for popularizing GIF-heavy "listicles," has proclaimed the smoked salmon bloody Mary Alaska's signature cocktail. The drink is made like any other bloody Mary -- tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and vodka -- except for the vodka part. The Alaska version is made using smoked salmon vodka from Alaska Distillery, a Wasilla-based company. Buzzfeed named the cocktail the state's signature drink despite the fact that the flavored vodka has only been produced for a few years.... Cook Inlet belugas show signs of oil-related contamination Yereth Rosen January 25, 2014 Cook Inlet’s endangered beluga whales, still struggling after a steep populatio