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US commerce secretary visiting Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke plans to discuss trade and rural development opportunities when he visits Anchorage this week. Friday's trip with...
'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown

...will be shut down due to a government shutdown."So far, there's been no progress made in a request to U. S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to immediately begin the quota-issuing...
Shutdown may hit Alaska's crab fishery

...and put their people to work so we can put our people to work," Gleason said.In a letter Wednesday to U. S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and U.S. Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Doc...
Commerce secretary declares Alaska salmon disaster

ANCHORAGE - King salmon fisheries in major Alaska watersheds have been declared failures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief. Acting U.S.
Alaska editorial: Junkets are good for Alaska

The following editorial first appeared in the Voice of the Times: We're pretty confident that U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez would not describe his recent trip to Alaska as a junket. That would be bad form back in Washington...
Parnell seeks fishery relief for Yukon River residents

...Sean Parnell is seeking fishery disaster relief for Yukon River residents. Parnell on Friday sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, asking for the declaration because of poor returns of Chinook salmon on the river. If a disaster declaration...
NOAA plans $40M survey of coastal seafloors

...Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration is planning a $40 million effort to survey and chart coastal seafloors. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the program Thursday at a news conference in Norfolk. The funding will come from the federal...
Bush administration plan seeks to allow deep-sea fish farms

...time, hoping to grab a greater share of the $70 billion aquaculture market. A plan being announced Monday by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez would let companies operate fish farms three miles to 200 miles offshore, but without some of...
State and local briefs

...problems in rural Alaska. The Denali Commission's membership was announced Friday in Washington, D.C. by Commerce Secretary William Daley. The commission, conceived by Stevens, will receive $20 million in initial funding from the federal...
Knowles helps put salmon on national plate

...Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber in meeting with Vice President Al Gore to discuss the salmon issue. Also on hand were Commerce Secretary William Daley and George Frampton, director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. ``I am glad...


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