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#02-16-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Symphony grand prize winner has Cordova roots
Cordova, Alaska
Cordova, Alaska (Photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust)
A family with deep roots in Cordova put their cold smoked Alaska sockeye salmon recipe to the test in the 2014 Alaska Symphony of Seafood and came away a triple- crown winner
Posted 02/15/2014
by - Margaret Bauman
A family with deep roots in Cordova put their cold smoked Alaska sockeye salmon recipe to the test in the 2014 Alaska Symphony of Seafood and came away a triple- crown winner. Tilgner's Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon captured the grand prize, first place in smoked products competition and the Anchorage People's Choice award, voted on by participants in the gala soiree in Anchorage on Feb. 13.
Art Tilgner, who had a family medical practice.....  http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1407symphony-grand-prize-winner-has-cordova-roots

Some commercial fishermen upset by Alaska fish board's new scheme
Craig Medred
February 15, 2014
The Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting has finished in Anchorage with a new plan for commercial fishing in Cook Inlet and commercial fishermen are angry. The board settled on a scheme to permit commercial driftnetters to fish more in the lower Inlet near Homer while restricting them in the waters off Kenai farther north. The hope is the plan will allow the driftnetters to catch just as many Kenai Peninsula sockeye salmon as in the past, but with a bycatch of fewer of the struggling silver and sockeye salmon bound for the Susitna River drainage..... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140215/some-commercial-fishermen-upset-alaska-fish-boards-new-scheme

4:22 PM SAT FEBRUARY 15, 2014
State Senator Giessel Takes to the Editorial Pages Over the Pebble Mine
By MIKE MASON
A rising star in the Alaska Republican Party took to the editorial pages of the Juneau Empire and the Anchorage Daily News last week regarding the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story..... http://kdlg.org/post/state-senator-giessel-takes-editorial-pages-over-pebble-mine

State LNG take could be $3 billion
Posted: February 15, 2014 - 7:59pm
By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska
Alaska Journal of Commerce
JUNEAU — State legislators are continuing their review of the state’s proposed deal with North Slope producers and TransCanada Corp. on a major natural gas project. Legislation that would allow state participation in the project is before the House Resources and Senate Resources committees, which held several days of hearings last week. The proposal is for the state to become a partner in the project in ways that reduce risks for the industry participants but also enhance the state’s share of future revenues. Black and Veatch, a consulting firm working for the state, estimates potential profits to the state of.... http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-15/state-lng-take-could-be-3-billion














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