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My Turn: Closing free markets turns fishermen into sharecroppers

...rationalization plan promoted by the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, 50 percent of our crab harvest would go to foreign processors - by law! We have seen big corporations do this in other industries. The poultry, pork and beef industries are...
State weighs Russian fish processor's application

...the governor from allowing foreign processors into state waters if domestic...about the effect of bringing in foreign processors on the industry's standards...Gardiner said opening the door to foreign processors won't solve the salmon problem...
Fish and Game: Domestic processors will handle most of 2003 pink salmon run

...Kodiak - the areas in which foreign processors have expressed interest - according...exceeds the processing capacity. Foreign processors don't want to operate in...against a rush to bring in foreign processors. "It looks like (lack of...
Pink salmon run appears larger than forecast

...this year's salmon run. The federal Magnuson-Stevens Conservation Act prohibits the governor from allowing foreign processors into state waters if domestic processors indicate they have the capacity and the intent to process the resource...
Fish prices spark state emergency

...farmed fish here in Juneau." Federal law allows foreign processors to work in state waters only if the governor determines...all of the harvest. Knowles said, in rejecting foreign processors, that he was concerned that the Russian ships wouldn't...
NorQuest to stop canning humpies

...the surplus, that's a major concern," Madsen said. Last year some fishermen pushed for the governor to allow foreign processors in to provide more markets for their pink salmon, but a Fish and Game processing capacity survey found the domestic...
Wards Cove shuts down fish plants

...willing to take over the Wards Cove facilities, Murkowski said. The state also will take a second look at allowing foreign processors into Alaska waters. Murkowski said Alaska fishermen would need assurances that they would be paid for their fish...
Fish processing and the Russian connection

...been in Juneau, soliciting support for his fish-buying plans. The governor's OK must be obtained before any foreign processors can operate in state waters. Last Sunday Nikitenko discussed his background and ideas. Nikitenko, 36, is a Russian...
Russian boats seek AK salmon

...Gardiner said. With a bleak market outlook for pink salmon, Icicle Seafoods President Don Giles said bringing in foreign processors could be devastating to the industry. "We can weather the storm as long as we don't have to compete with a bunch...
My Turn: Fishermen deserve market-based solution

The fundamental question concerning the proposal to allow foreign processors into Alaska waters is one of processing capacity. And yet, the underlying current of the debate concerns control over the seine...


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