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Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...seasoned fishermen are puzzled."We've seen small fish before," said Jerry McCune, president of both Cordova District Fishermen United and United Fishermen of Alaska. "But nothing like this."State workers and fishermen have been noticing...
Give governor a chance

United Fishermen of Alaska and Cordova District Fishermen United do not support gutting protections for salmon habitat...before we judge him so harshly. Jerry McCune, President Cordova District Fishermen United
Prince William Sound fishermen tag fish to assure their authenticity

...and coho salmon. Fishermen reacted after reports of what they call "impostor fish" in the marketplace. Cordova District Fishermen United, a trade organization, launched the program using a $40,000 grant from the Alaska Department of Commerce...
Salmon ad has industry laughing

...e-mail. "I've gotten it probably from 15 or 20 sources," said Sue Aspelund, executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United. "People love it." The ad for John West Foods, a 140-year-old canned food company based in Liverpool...
Cordova taking part in nylon net recycling program

...into items such as car parts, gun barrels and tool handles. Rochelle van den Broek, executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United, said the program makes sense because the local landfill has limited space and the city baler is not equipped...
11 named to panel to tackle salmon industry troubles

...Democratic Sen. Kim Elton. Ketchikan Republican Rep. Bill Williams. Sue Aspelund, executive director, Cordova District Fishermen United. Sam Cotten, former legislator now representing the Aleutians East Borough. Duncan Fields, a Kodiak lawyer...
Alaska fishing industry takes a new look at benefits of value-added products

...the success of the salmon burgers offered a glimmer of hope, said Diane Platt, executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United. "With good marketing and enough product getting out there, and a positive attitude on the nutritional...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...winter, families are moving away from fishing towns such as Cordova, said Kathy Halgren, a fisherman on the Cordova District Fishermen United board. Last year three out of five purse seiners in Cordova didn't bother to fish because they had nowhere...
Stevens calls for summit to combat fish farms

...type of creative thinking needed to help the industry survive. Sue Aspelund, executive director of the Cordova District Fishermen United, said she was encouraged by Stevens' comments. But fishermen are generally skeptical of more study, she...
Fishing groups split over Murkowski permitting plan

...president's letter represents the current direction of the group's board. But McCune, who represents Cordova District Fishermen United, said the paramount feeling among fishing groups, including his own, is to wait to see specifics of Murkowski's...


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