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Cruise season will begin early

...still scheduled to be completed by May 2, according to the contract.Even if businesses and tour bus and charter boat operators aren't yet ready for Saturday, tourists will still have something to do in Juneau. The glacier is always open...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-25/cruise-season-will-begin-early
Local
Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

...stressors cause fatigue that makes a boat operator's coordination, judgment and...suspension or revocation of boat operator privileges, and jail terms...enforcement to remove impaired boat operators from the water.See something...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/coast-guard-encourages-safety-alaska
Outdoors
Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

...48-foot female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat.A tour-boat operator found the whale, which had been seen in the waters of southeast Alaska for nearly 40 years, near Funter Bay on July...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/well-known-humpback-whale-killed-boat-c
State
Fire departments have 3-day water rescue exercise

...Services and Nikiski train for the possibility of water rescues, Tilly said.The Rescue 3 course is more of an advanced boat operator course, Tilly said. Rice, a former Juneau firefighter, brought a level of experience and background that was invaluable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/fire-departments-have-3-day-water-rescu
State
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...from the board members' experience."When you have history and background of commercial or sport user or charter boat operator, they will lean toward group they're most familiar with," he told the Journal in 2011. "It's not unusual to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01/alaska-salmon-management-unique-process
State
Ex-governor, others want jet-boat permit for Chilkat changed to include seasonal restrictions

...former state commissioners joined a petition Monday asking the state of Alaska to reverse its decision to let jet boat operators take tourists on the upper Chilkat River during a critical salmon spawning and rearing period. Earlier this summer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080205/sta_20050802019.shtml
News
My turn: Chilkat jet boat permit defies state's conservation history

...came to the conclusion that these commercial activities pose no risk to salmon. It is worth mentioning these jet boat operators have been working in the Chilkat River since before 1990, and we do not want to see them shut down or put out of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082305/opi_20050823003.shtml
Opinion
Speed limit cut to save humpbacks

...guidelines if we did use this area. This is not out of the ordinary. They often send advisories to cruise lines and boat operators about speed limits where there are concentrations of whales." Boaters are advised to verify whale-water designations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082901/Loc_whales.shtml
Local
Feds urged to launch halibut charter quota plan

...ever-expanding charter fishery," Wilber said. Rene Cook, who testified on behalf of her husband, Sitka Charter Boat Operators Association Denny Cook, said her opposition to charter IFQs was basically unchanged. Cook and many others in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101105/sta_20051011007.shtml
News
View on halibut plan

...the charter fisherman would need to purchase 24,000 pounds to service clients and that there are 1,000 charter boat operators. 24,000 pounds times 1,000 charter boats would equate to a charter harvest of 24 million pounds, but in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111005/let_20051110025.shtml
Opinion

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