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My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...holding strong with stable numbers of 10 and 21 permit holders respectively. The lack of young Alaskans entering commercial fisheries is compounded by another troubling trend, the rise in nonresident permit ownership in some fisheries. Together...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-time-empower-and-employ-next-
Opinion
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
Halibut catch sees first increase in decade

...which must be 42 inches or smaller, or 80 inches or larger.Sport and charter halibut fishing opens Sunday. The commercial fishery will open March 14.The total coastwide halibut limit is 29.223 million pounds, up from 27.515 million pounds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-01/halibut-catch-sees-first-increase-decad
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...interests, such as sport and commercial fisheries. This was seen last week...BOF feared Maw would favor commercial fisheries over sport angling. Although...considerations about sport vs. commercial fishery aside, Maw is a key figure...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-alaska-department-fish-and-ga
Opinion
No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

...California.Washington never had an authorized commercial fishery and closed its waters to recreational fishing in 1994. Alaska closed its commercial fishery in 1996, though subsistence and personal use fishing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/no-endangered-listing-prized-pinto-abal
State
Empire Editorial: On second thought, vote yes on 4

...It is truly a one-of-a-kind region.Bristol Bay salmon are critical to Alaska's economy. The sport and commercial fisheries support 10,000 jobs-with an annual economic impact in Alaska between $318 and $578 million-nationwide...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/editorial-second-thought-vote-yes-4
Opinion
Russian seafood export ban would have big impact on US

...pollock products. A year ago the Marine Stewardship Council, an E-NGO self-charged with championing sustainable commercial fisheries, gave its stamp of approval to the Russian pollock fishery as sustainable. There is simply no comparison between...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-09/russian-seafood-export-ban-would-have
Opinion
My Turn: Parnell, Sullivan vilified for protecting Alaska's sovereignty

...to see the federal government eventually managing all of our fish and wildlife resources again, including our commercial fisheries, I suggest you vote for Begich and the unity ticket of Bill Walker and Mallott. If you want to see the state lose...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-22/my-turn-parnell-sullivan-vilified-pro
Opinion
Jean Thorsteinson

...Research Institute where he was studying salmon in Alaska. In 1957, Fredrik accepted a position with the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries and they moved to Juneau where the family lived in Douglas and later Auke Bay. Jean's family history is one...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172849727

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