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Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...to focus on preventing ecological, humanitarian and even military crises as the warming Arctic offers new shipping routes, fishing grounds and oil and gas drilling opportunities.On the eve of Friday's gathering, Canada's environment minister, Leona...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/despite-tensions-us-russia-vow-cooperat
State
Empire Editorial: When is it time to talk 'revenue'?

...until another billion dollars or so is cut before deciding how to grow revenue; the state budget can't sustain itself off of fishing, mining and tourism alone. We need a new billion-dollar idea, and we need it now.A liquified natural gasline is perhaps...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/empire-editorial-when-it-time-talk-re
Opinion
Chris McNeil

...owned his first boat at 14 years old, fishing the Skeena River. Chris fished in Bristol...captain of many of the top performing fishing boats and trained and mentored many people in the commercial fishing profession.As a Traditional Nisga'a...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174653405
Robert Golding Dwyre

...and working in the State of Alaska and enjoyed everything the wilderness and adventure could offer. His favorite pastime was fishing and hunting of which he was still talking about right up until the day he left for his final hunt. Bob proudly shared that...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174608299
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...appeal a court ruling that found severe fishing restrictions on king salmon in Alaska...their convictions involving king salmon fishing on the Kuskokwim River during a weak run...obligation to accommodate their spiritual fishing rights. The court also noted the religious...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/plaintiffs-decide-against-appeal-alaska
State | AK legislature
Federal agency, Alaska businesses partner on whale program

...program is intended to help reduce disturbances when whales are foraging.The Alaska participants include tour and charter fishing operations in southeast Alaska.The participating companies agree to certain guidelines about boat activity and customer education...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/federal-agency-alaska-businesses-partne
State
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I

...it's located roughly 80 miles west of Juneau, near the small fishing communities of Elfin Cove and Pelican. It's uninhabited...and I chased sporadic schools of coho in Cross Sound. The fishing lulled; thankfully my skipper had good taste in literature...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/beaten-path-mysteries-yakobi-island-
Outdoors
Southeast depends on its rivers

...Southeast Alaska's livelihood is dependent on its marine ecosystem, especially its salmon runs. As a fishing guide and resident, I know that fishing is Southeast Alaska's livelihood. While the majority of our most productive salmon rivers - such...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-22/southeast-depends-its-rivers
Letters
Alaska Editorial: In Kenai, it's time to talk fishing

...first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Fishing was in the news this week (on the Kenai...Peninsula, there aren't too many weeks when fishing isn't in the news), but with the start of salmon fishing approaching, now would be an ideal time...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-15/alaska-editorial-kenai-its-time-talk-
Opinion
House OKs higher hunting, fishing fees

...House voted 33-7 Wednesday on a bill to increase hunting and fishing license fees as a way to raise revenue for the Alaska Department...137 is the first significant change to resident hunting and fishing fees in 24 years and the first significant change to nonresident...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/house-oks-higher-hunting-fishing-fees
State | AK legislature

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