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My turn: Let's prioritize wild Alaska salmon

...state of Southeast salmon fisheries and health of the salmon forest. However, I - and at least several hundred local commercial fishermen like me - want the Forest Service to work to ensure the Tongass continues to produce diverse and abundant salmon...
Kenai seafood business reeling in new customers

...not always easy to stick to that practice when local fisheries are restricted, King said."We get it from local commercial fishermen, we get some out of Homer, Whittier, Valdez. We try to buy from our local fishermen when we can and there...
Villagers express concern about losing their VPSO

...They say it was a godsend when the state started up the village public safety officer program. Meganack, a local commercial fisherman, went to work for the state in 1983, providing the first response to trouble. Meganack didn't exactly clean...
New boat harbor launched to revitalize False Pass

...important issues at The False Pass harbor project will provide safe, convenient moorage for the first time for local commercial fishermen and marine vessels traveling through the area as it helps resuscitate the small, economically struggling Aleutian...
My Turn: Charter fleet should halt its spin on halibut allocation issue

...horizon from the North Pacific Management Council, this situation will only get worse before it gets better. Local commercial fishermen, processors and fishing communities will have to sacrifice, again, for largely affluent nonresident charter...
My Turn: Resurrection of BBC bodes well for Alaska Natives schedules to accommodate the subsistence lifestyle of the Tlingit people and the seasonal lifestyle of the local commercial fishermen. Tlingits were paid and treated the same as non-Tlingit employees. In fact, mining companies often hired...
Neighbors Digest . Applications available for memorial Applications are available for those who want to add names of local commercial fishermen to the Alaska Commercial Fisherman's Memorial in Juneau. The memorial must receive applications and full...
My Turn: Wild salmon are more nutritious and safer

I am a local commercial fisherman in Juneau and I've been following the recent comments about how some people would prefer farmed salmon over locally caught wild...
Tongass restoration: Investments in communities and ecosystems

...future generations. By restoring the Harris River and other watersheds like it, more salmon are available to local commercial fishermen, subsistence users, and recreational anglers, which mean more jobs and more revenue for the many local businesses...
Fishermen's Memorial Blessing of the Fleet at risk

...moving the Memorial to the Marine Park area.? Merrell, a 60-year resident of Juneau, is a retired fishery biologist from NOAA, Auke Bay and a former hand-troll permit holder. His grandson and son are local commercial fishermen.


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