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Herring search spans millennia

...herring.Steve Reifenstuhl, Executive Director of the Southeast Herring Conservation Alliance, which represents herring fishermen, expressed exasperation with the Sitka Tribe's position and with the idea of using archaeological data about abundance...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...can cancel your policy.SB 71FISHERY RESOURCE LANDING TAX, TAX CREDITFish taxes are due later, and if you're a herring fisherman, you can use a loan fund intended for salmon fishing improvements.SB 74UNIVERSITY OF ALASKABUILDING FUNDThe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/28th-alaska-legislature-plain-english
State
Natives need subsistence herring

...there is no herring to manage in the Auke Bay area. That's what I envision will happen to Sitka, as well. The herring fishermen fished out the herrings in Auke Bay. There is nothing to manage, nothing to fight for. A tribal brother, Jim...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123001/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
Senate Dems plan bill to set up BP cleanup escrow

...settlement on wildlife aspects worked, with money overseen by a state-federal panel. But R.J. Kopchak, a herring fisherman from the region, disagrees. While there now seems a better effort to deal with the loss of herring, for roughly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061610/sta_654594415.shtml
state
Herring value could rise in world food aid programs

...The potential for Alaska fisheries is about a $13 million market, said Bruce Schactler, a Kodiak salmon and herring fisherman who works primarily these days as food aid coordinator for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. New market demand...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080309/sta_474154501.shtml
Opening of Behm Canal herring sac roe fishery will be first in 25 years

...Shakes area, south of Ketchikan, however, will remain closed because of low herring stocks. Commercial gillnet herring fishermen will have a quota of 940 tons when the West Behm Canal fishery opens in late March or early April, said Phil Doherty...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101303/sta_herring.shtml
News
Sitka fishermen prep for herring opening

SITKA - Herring fishermen in Sitka are on notice that their annual fishery could be opened by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with only two hours...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032310/reg_595244779.shtml
Regional News
First Exxon payments reach banks

...Matt Jamin, an attorney for the plaintiffs. Lawyers expect later to distribute payments to other classes such as herring fishermen, Bristol Bay salmon fishermen and others, but no distribution schedule has yet been established.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121008/sta_365854218.shtml
Paying not to fish

...demand an end to herring fishing for a couple of years. The government pays farmers not to farm, why not pay herring fishermen not to fish? It would ensure feed for all critters that swim in the ocean and the survival of the commercial fishermen...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032408/let_261108628.shtml
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