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My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...sources emerge.? Benjamin Brown is a lifelong Alaskan and attorney who lives in Juneau; he serves on the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and is chairman of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/my-turn-preserve-permanent-fund-amid-
Opinion
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

Federal fisheries managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food.The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
Lecture: Why are chinook declining?

...Southcentral Alaska. Southeast stocks have also seen decline in abundance and size, and both local sport and commercial fisheries have encountered reduced success or participation in their fisheries.The Territorial Sportsmen are hosting this...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/lecture-why-are-chinook-declining
Outdoors
Former fish board nominee charged with wildlife violations in Montana

...Canada from 1983 to 1997.In 1998, he is listed as both a resident and a nonresident of Alaska, according to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission database.In Montana, a sporting license is good for an array of animals, including fish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/former-fish-board-nominee-charged-wildl
State
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...collect per diem for days they're gone from the capital city during a legislative session. HB112Dissolves the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and gives its work to the Department of Fish and Game. HB113A police officer or firefighter on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him.Gov...from the United Cook Inlet Drift Association - a commercial fisheries advocacy group - for months and no longer owns...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/bof-head-johnstone-resigns
State
Senate panel advances fish commission nominees

...board that regulates participation in Alaska's commercial fisheries.The Senate Resources Committee on Monday held...hearing for Gov. Bill Walker's appointees to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.Juneau's Benjamin Brown has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/senate-panel-advances-fish-commission-n
State
Lawmakers advance bill prioritizing personal use fishing

...mostly in support of committee chair Bill Stoltze's bill to prioritize personal use fisheries over sport and commercial fisheries when there is a management concern. Subsistence would remain the highest use.The committee heard from residents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/lawmakers-advance-bill-prioritizing-per
State | AK legislature
New commercial fisheries chief named

...director of the Division of Commercial Fisheries. Regnart started yesterday...supervisor with the Division of Commercial Fisheries, Central Region. "Jeff...look forward to working with commercial fisheries staff and department leadership...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/loc_787323211.shtml
News
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...competing special interests, such as sport and commercial fisheries. This was seen last week when the Board of Fish...Perhaps because the BOF feared Maw would favor commercial fisheries over sport angling. Although Maw has owned a sportfish...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-alaska-department-fish-and-ga
Opinion

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