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Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

...play." Holbert stressed that the trade assistance program is confidential. HOW VALUABLE IS ASMI?A portion of Alaska fishermen's harvest supports operations of the state's lone marketing arm, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. A...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-12-4
State
ADF&G figures show commercial pinks slow to arrive in Southeast

Southeast Alaska fishermen have pulled in almost 10 million salmon so far this summer even...lower than they were even last year. According to state figures, Alaska fishermen received an average of $1.37 per pound for sockeye salmon in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/adfg-figures-show-commercial-pinks-slow
Local
My Turn: If it's broke ... fix it

...year's estimate, which heightens Alaska fishermen's concerns about the accuracy...Northwest in record numbers, yet Alaska fishermen are being held to a pitifully...U.S. citizens, including Alaska fishermen.In anticipation of the 2014...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-13/my-turn-if-its-broke-fix-it
Opinion
As summer troll season opens, fishermen have reason to be angry

...single fish per day, that might sound like a lot. In fact, it's just under half last year's quota. In 2014, Alaska fishermen were allocated 440,000 king salmon."We have a bunch of angry people right now," said Alaska Trollers Association...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-29/summer-troll-season-opens-fishermen-hav
Local
Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

...by 21 percent, and 25 percent among the most important sector of the fleet. That's a good thing, but for most Alaska fishermen, it doesn't go far enough.That's a pretty technical paragraph, but if you've ever fished for halibut...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/empire-editorial-north-pacific-counci
Opinion
Board director resigns over appointment

...was formerly the executive director of the Bering Sea Fishermen's Association, a group that works with Western Alaska fishermen and was involved in the creation of the Community Development Quota program that allocates 10 percent of the Bering...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/board-director-resigns-over-appointment
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Something's fishy, but it's not at Costco

...the Empire Readers Council editorial meant to do, that would be fine. But it went a lot farther than that.The Alaska fishermen I know are independent, competitive types that relish a challenge and don't feel as though they need favorable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-14/my-turn-somethings-fishy-its-not-cost
Opinion
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...will be more open to partnering with tribal groups to protect subsistence rights, he said.A total of 60 western Alaska fishermen initially faced misdemeanor charges of using restricted gear or fishing in closed sections of the Kuskokwim River...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/plaintiffs-decide-against-appeal-alaska
State | AK legislature
Alaska fishermen consider leaving marketing association

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska's Copper River sockeye salmon by name.But the marketing effort that popularized the firm, red fish could be in jeopardy as the commercial fishermen who provide much of its funding decide whether to pull their support.Ten years ago, the fleet of drift fishermen who hang nets from their boats to catch salmon in Prince William Sound voted to assess itself a 1 percent tax to fund Alaska's first regional seafood development association.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/alaska-fishermen-consider-leaving-marke
State
My Turn: Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward

...and certainty for coastal communities that depend on stable fishing.In many ways, the MSA continues to support Alaska fishermen and protect our fishery resource as envisioned. But as I've learned in Congress, our laws are not written in stone...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-18/my-turn-magnuson-stevens-reauthorizat
Opinion

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