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My Turn: Southeast Alaska's wood product industry is world-class

...time your favorite bar tried to use local beverages, or every time your favorite restaurant tried to get salmon from local fishermen, a group that was anti-coffee, anti-beer or anti-fish sued to stop them - and redoubled their efforts when...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-southeast-alaskas-wood-produc
Opinion
Fish guts to meow mix

...plant are crab shells. Erickson said he hopes to be 100 percent efficient in the near future and is intrigued by local fisherman Craig Kasberg's new company Tidal Vision, which would purchase crab shell waste from fisheries and turn it into...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-29/fish-guts-meow-mix
Local
Letter: Getting fired up about unfair bycatch

...Gulf of Alaska have been reduced by only 15 percent or less over the same time period. In other words, Alaska's local fishermen are getting squeezed out of business, while factory trawlers catch and waste their fish.Over the past few years...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-10/letter-getting-fired-about-unfair-byc
Letters
Crab shell socks: Coming soon to a retailer near you

...the approximately 50 percent of scrap left from each fish after processing has largely gone to waste.Until now.Local fisherman Craig Kasberg has long considered using the waste after his salmon is filleted and in May, the first products from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/crab-shell-socks-coming-soon-retailer-n
Local
Taku Smokeries needs more fish

...and jerky products, something we're using out of chum salmon." The company gets its resources from hundreds of local fishermen, mostly gillnetters. Taku Smokeries is a local company and exports about 40 percent of its fish, mostly to Asia...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/taku-smokeries-needs-more-fish
Neighbors
Photo: Catch of the Day

A local fisherman holds up his catch of the day Friday afternoon, two king salmon caught from the public dock adjacent DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-27/photo-catch-day
Local
Board of Fisheries readies for annual work session

...the board to shorten the fishing season for the red king crab and hanasaki king crab through-the-ice fishery. A local fisherman, Adem Paul Boeckmann, also asked the board to develop a guideline harvest level for the winter fishery.In the Bering...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-12/board-fisheries-readies-annual-work-ses
State | Local
Around Town for Wednesday, Feb. 5

...Wednesday. Details: alaskarobotics.com.Susitna River dam discussion, 6 p.m., Silverbow Inn and Bakery. Local fishermen, recreation guides, business owners and other local leaders will host a reception and photo exhibit focused on the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-05/around-town-wednesday-feb-5
Local
Conference to promote economic creativity

...but they also compete with each other," Holst said.Juneau also has an "Ocean Products Cluster," comprised of local fishermen, seafood processors, boat mechanics and other related businesses. Sigfusson, the founder and managing director...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-24/conference-promote-economic-creativity
Local
Commercial fishing industry deserves local support from the city, and residents

...is hard; Juneau needs to continue its support of this valuable industry and take reasonable actions to ensure that local fishermen remain local.? Juneau Port Director Carl J. Uchytil is a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer and former captain...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-26/commercial-fishing-industry-deserves-
Opinion

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