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...Petersburg fisherman named to council Sound off on the important issues at JUNEAU - Petersburg commercial fisherman Gerry Merrigan has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by Gov. Frank Murkowski, according...
Nominees, citizens deserve hearings on confirmation

...appointments to the Board of Fisheries. Southeast candidate Gerry Merrigan enjoyed widespread support during the appointment...confirmation hearings. Without a confirmation hearing, Gerry Merrigan will not be able to serve, leaving Southeast Alaskan...
Legislature disappoints

...and municipal organizations have actively supported Gerry Merrigan, who is one of the nominees. Representation on the...citizens. To maintain our faith in the system, we hope Gerry Merrigan's name may again come before the joint session of...
Where will the money go?

...determine how and where $3 million of the money goes. The other $3.5 million will go into the U.S. treasury. Gerry Merrigan, director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association, wrote a letter to Alaska's U.S. Attorney Robert Bundy...
Humor helps tame political beast

...during the ballot battle. "I think humor was the only way to get some perspective on this," said Petersburg's Gerry Merrigan, a sometimes-humor writer who happened to be in Florida for a few of the weeks between election and concession...
Plan: Fishing history in bay to determine payout

...Communities near the bay are lobbying Congress for a larger compensation package. "That seems like a first step," said Gerry Merrigan, director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association. "It's going to compromise working on the disbursement...
Glacier Bay closures start soon

...I was kind of thinking that no closures would happen any sooner than that on the wilderness waters,'' said Gerry Merrigan, director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association. The closures, announced June 8, don't give fishermen...
Who can fish the bay?

...three out of seven (years), three out of 10, and the real question is why - why do you have to leave,'' said Gerry Merrigan, president of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt wanted to include fishermen...
Legislature again refuses to vote on appointees

...not confirmed were: Board of Fisheries: Brett Huber of Soldotna, a former aide to Senate President Rick Halford; Gerry Merrigan of Petersburg; and Art Nelson of Anchorage. Board of Game: Bruce Baker of Juneau, George Matz of Anchorage, J...
Four in Juneau vie for fish council seat

...Jeff Stephen, director of the United Fisherman's Marketing Association. The list also includes Petersburg's Gerry Merrigan, of the government affairs office for Prowler Fisheries; and Homer's Peter Garay, president of the Alaska Marine...


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