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State to appeal setnet initiative ruling

...could ban setnets in certain parts of the state.The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot...court's decision in the set-net ban initiative case (Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance v. State) once the final...
Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...initiative to ban commercial setnets in the Cook Inlet and elsewhere in the state.The initiative was filed by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, a relatively new group formed by several members of another prominent sportfishing advocacy...
Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

FAIRBANKS - Alaska fisheries managers said it appears they have achieved their goal of getting a sufficient number of Yukon River king salmon to their Canadian...
Untangling Southeast Alaska's fisheries

Ask Amanda Compton why she is documenting the experiences of Southeast Alaska fisheries workers, and you'd best carve out some time for her answer.Compton, a local journalist and cofounder of Juneau's popular...
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

...the Fisheries Seafood Maritime Initiative. Julie Decker is a commercial fisherman and executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. Doug Ward is shipyard development director for Vigor Alaska and chair of the Alaska Workforce...
Free tours kick off again at local NOAA lab

...get a glimpse at the science behind the success of Alaska Fisheries with a tour of NOAA Fisheries' Ted Stevens Marine...of the Auke Bay Laboratories, a division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The 66,000 square foot facility...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...this year. Abundance estimates have more than doubled from last year: The total number of chinook salmon Southeast Alaska fisheries are allowed to catch is 439,400, up from 176,000 in 2013 and 266,800 in 2012, according to Alaska Department...
Douglas MacPherson Blanchard

...over to Calcutta and Karachi. On his return, he worked summers on the Taku River for US Customs and Terrritory of Alaska, Fisheries. He spent winters in Juneau working various jobs such as construction, steelwork, and bartending, most notably...
Proposed set net ban initiative rejected

...Peninsula Fishermen's Association, called the proposal a fish grab by opposing interests.A news release from the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, which offered the proposal, said the group was reviewing a possible appeal.The alliance's...
Management challenge: 'Fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...initiative, crafted as a statewide measure to ban setnets in non-subsistence, "urban" areas, was filed by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance backed by KRSA founder Bob Penney, who signaled his intent to take the Cook Inlet fish wars...
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