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Halibut catch sees first increase in decade

JUNEAU - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last.The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver...
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Recent Alaska books

...Skyhorse Publishing, July 2014). Sterling-based author Dave Atcheson describes his experiences as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. Alaska Dispatch reviewer David James wrote of the book, "In this short but enthralling memoir, Atcheson, a...
Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

...important to thousands of maritime workers who spend long periods on land and shorter bursts at sea, including salmon fishermen in Alaska, workers on fire boats and salvage vessels, and even those who repair undersea telephone cables.The justices...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life longer just about clownfish.So scientists have been testing the most important fish in America: pollock.Fishermen in Alaska catch roughly 3?billion pounds of pollock a year in the North Pacific. It gets carved into fish sticks, sold...
My turn: What has happened to free enterprise?

...corporations, processors, foreigners and whoever call the shots as to what happens in Alaska's fishing industry? The fishermen in Alaska should be making those decisions, but will there be any? We all have seen what happened in the past "fixes...
Boat skipper dies at helm

...for Excursion Inlet Packing, said Buddy Howard, assistant harbormaster for Hoonah. Ancich had been a commercial fisherman in Alaska waters most of his life, said Gary Moore, superintendent of Excursion Inlet Packing. "He fished for us since...
Northwest Digest

...up beleaguered salmon fishermen for aid, a farm agency cast its net much too wide. It sent a mailer to all the fishermen in Alaska. At least one Alaska fisherman participating in six fisheries received six copies of the mailer, said United Fishermen...
Groups seek economic safeguards for villages

...are designed to rebuild overfished stocks and eliminate the so-called "race for fish" in federal waters. But fishermen in Alaska have learned through their own experience with Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs that some harm may result...
Stevens: Federal funds for Alaska projects in doubt

...Sea crab processors exclusive rights to purchase 90 percent of the catch. The provision has prompted protest by fishermen in Alaska. Stevens wrote most of the Alaska provisions. The bill, a merger of seven appropriations bills Congress normally...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...fishermen. Based on figures compiled covering 1985 to 1997, Bedford said, the treaty has had a substantial effect on fishermen in Alaska. ``The direct cost to us is the harvest of something like 16 million fish that spawned in Alaska's rivers...


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