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Charter operator feels long-liners' pain

In response to Mike Saunders' lament ("Halibut conservation should be spread across the range" on Dec. 20) over the loss of 20 percent of his allowable...
Putting squeeze on Southeast

...economy has to suffer, if our commerce and social interaction are curtailed while the hurt is being put on us so we'll knuckle under and come out pro road at upcoming hearings. That's a price he's willing to pay. Mike Saunders Haines
Three from traditional Irish band Crumac step in as Folk Fest guest artists

...ballads on Saturday and Sunday. Band members are Tom Creegan (uilleann pipes, whistles), Dale Russ (fiddle), and Mike Saunders (guitar, vocals). Creegan and Russ are former members of the Suffering Gaels, a Seattle-based Irish band that...
State defends shellfish poisoning conclusions

...Haines PSP cases," Wilkinson said. Dottie Lindoff of Juneau died at Bartlett Regional Hospital in late June, and Mike Saunders died in Haines shortly thereafter. Both had recently consumed shellfish. Lindoff ate cockles gathered near Point...
My Turn: Halibut conservation should be spread across the range

...equally across the entire range of these fish. Including out in the Gulf and out west. The brunt of conservation should not be put on the inside fleet. It will just ruin us and not save the resource. Mike Saunders is a Haines resident.
Commercial fleet has faced hard quotas before IFQs. And it wasn't even a sure thing that IFQs were going to happen or be the solution finally decided on by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council because, then, as now, other options were considered. Mike Saunders Haines
Gillnetters angry over funding cut

...political solution is needed. NSRAA's '09 budget now allocates less than 1 percent for projects off Baranof Island. Mike Saunders President, Lynn Canal Gillnetters Association Haines


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