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WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...so 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/epa-exemption-still-limbo
State
Juneau man charged with firing gun in Sitka bar

...Davis is a board member of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association and is active in the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, the Sitka Sentinel reported.Witnesses told police that Davis followed Keith Widmyer into the men's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-05/juneau-man-charged-firing-gun-sitka-bar
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2012-12-24/thanks-alaska-delegation-listening-fi
Letters
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012311/nei_774781113.shtml
Neighbors
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101702/let_letter7.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102906/let_20061029009.shtml
Opinion
F&G, fishermen differ on halibut

...is 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111305/loc_20051113001.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111705/sta_20051117008.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031500/Loc_briefs.shtml

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