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Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

...and the State Department reacted, shutting down the J-1 program for industrial work - including in Alaska fish processing plants.In the 1970s and 1980s, when the state's fisheries were booming, American college students did much of the...
Proposal to bring tourists to Pelican raises eyebrows

...the old Pelican Seafoods, Inc. crab plant - a huge dilapidated aluminum building next to the largely defunct fish processing plant on the west end of 1.7-mile long town - Steve Daniels walked through the egg room, formerly used to process...
Emmonak plans for long overdue Yukon port

...serves as the regional hub for aviation and marine transport," Guy said. "It has one of the area's largest fish processing plants providing an economy to about 20 area villages. This ocean to river project has a great promise as a receiving...
Wildlife Spy: Signs of spring creep into Seward

...through a spotting scope you could tell she was supremely indifferent - for now.Scanning the light posts by the fish processing plant, we saw the large, gray-winged silhouettes of glaucous-winged gulls perched on top. Griswold said nearly...
The cruise industry and fairness

...Quality Standards at the point of discharge. "All of the communities get mixing zones," they say. "Even the fish processing plants get mixing zones; it's not fair we're treated differently."Fairness is a concept we can all understand...
My Turn: Why rush to judge the Pebble Mine?

...answer to our challenges.In one generation, locally owned fish permits have dropped 50 percent. Corporate fish processing plants bring in foreign workers on visas, and the luxury fishing lodges hire few Natives.The lack of jobs and the dependence...
Alaska Science Forum: Grinding fish heads for the goodness within

...near the mouth of the Kenai River. The numbers worked for him. He approached the owners of the area's seven fish-processing plants and told them he'd buy their fish heads.They agreed to fill Simpson's totes with fish heads during the...
When you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are to come to Yakutat to run a cold storage and fish processing plant there. From 1972 to 1976, I was involved in discuss the opportunity of establishing small fish processing plants. We first went to Nome by jet and then by small...
Empire editorial: A diverse vision for Juneau's waterfront boats of all types. Most of the cargo shipped out of town consisted of the product of Juneau's mines and fish processing plants. Cargo entering the busy port included foodstuffs, building materials, merchandise, fuel, equipment and various...
Fishing industry in crisis

...dropped from 10,400 jobs to 8,300. The downturn has played out in places such as the Cook Inlet Processing fish-processing plant on Kodiak Island, a vast island at the edge of the Gulf of Alaska, about 250 miles south of Anchorage. The...


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