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Supporting sustainable fisheries, one bite at a time

Summer is here in Southeast Alaska, and the fishing season is off to a glorious start.
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science Southeast Alaska fishing fleets can avoid them. A few in particular are "the dirty dozen," said Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association executive director Linda Behnken. Each technology brings important ethical considerations, said Reid...
EPA exemption still in limbo

...During a February Senate subcommittee hearing, representatives from United Fishermen of Alaska, the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association said that a permanent fix is needed.At the hearing, United Fishermen of Alaska Executive Director...
Thanks Alaska delegation for listening to the fishing industry

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska's small boat fleet.
Fair fare

...subscription-based program to Juneau in late spring, according to Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA). Alaskans Own operates Alaska's first community supported fishery (CSF), connecting diverse...
A supporter of the fishing industry

Alaska's independent fisherman are fortunate to have a gubernatorial candidate who considers commercial fishing one of Alaska's most important industries. Fran Ulmer has worked tirelessly during her time as lieutenant governor to promote, champion and learn from Alaska's commercial fisherman. As governor, she will bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and keen insight to bear on the challenges currently facing Alaska's fisheries.
Stop aerial pesticide, herbicide spraying

...against aerial spraying. They include, the United Fisherman of Alaska, Alaska Trollers Association, Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association, Southeast Alaska Gillnetters Association, also the tribal governments of Hydaburg, Kasaan, Craig...
F&G, fishermen differ on halibut no reason not to publish the (proposed) rule," said Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association. She sent a letter to Fish and Game Commissioner McKie Campbell on Tuesday complaining that his request...
Groups seek economic safeguards for villages

...shares" that can concentrate ownership into a few hands, said Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association. "Our basic concern is to make sure that people who live in coastal communities can still afford to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Sitka, Linda Behnken didn't get out for the opening because of high winds. Behnken, director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association, said her gear group hopes to make up for a 20 percent cut in its Southeast quota for halibut through...


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