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Quality concerns making Japanese buyers wary of most Alaskan shrimp

...closer look at Alaska's product referred to as "frozen-head-on" shrimp. "We had a problem last year with a lot of product that came out of there with poor quality. The fisherman didn't understand how to process it properly," he said...
State distributes $9 million in grants for fish marketing

...president of the United Fishermen of Alaska, said the grants come at a critical time for the industry and will help push a lot of product. "We're at a crossroads where the economics of the salmon industry are deplorable. This is exactly what this...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

That's the philosophy of interior designer Mathew Laney, who is putting together showroom concepts for this year's Home Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

KENAI - Alaskans may argue about the merits of red salmon vs. king, or Copper River vs. Bristol Bay. But salmon fans beyond Alaska's borders aren't quite so particular.
Salmon feeds recipients of food aid programs

...does not affect its nutritional value, it may affect consumer eye appeal, and, therefore, the retail price. "A lot of products are good uses of nonpremium raw material," Sunderland said. "If something doesn't fillet right, or have the...
Anchorage seeks to take tax burden off homeowners

Anchorage city leaders are considering an overhaul of local taxes to shift some of the heavy tax burden away from property owners and onto businesses.
Fishermen, SE leaders meet to discuss salmon industry woes

Angoon used to have 27 seiners, but today has just one. In Pelican, a community with an entirely fish-based economy, the population has shrunk by one-third in the last few years. The biggest employer in Hoonah, which used to boast a robust fishing and logging economy, is the school. These woes are a result of the problems plaguing Southeast's salmon economy, said area mayors who spoke Monday on the first day of a three-day salmon conference being held in Juneau. The mayors said Southeast fishing communities need better transportation and new, innovative products and production techniques if they are to continue making a living.
Group wants to revitalize logging

...beetle-killed spruce trees as a source for marketing wood products, such as railroad ties and wood siding. "We've got a lot of product that's going to waste that we can utilize," said newly elected president Tim O'Brien, a Nikiski mill owner...
For boat vendors, it has been a 'buying year' previous years, in my opinion," Wolfenberger said. "It was a decent turnout. We were able to demonstrate a lot of products and had a lot of interest and some decent sales."
Shedding light on decor

Simple improvements, such as lighting, can make a home fit the needs of its residents.


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