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Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

...members are reserved for Washington state representatives, one for an Oregon representative, and one for the Alaska Region administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS.With Alaska delegates Kinneen and Long recused from the vote...
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...measure. Merrill was sitting as an alternate for Jim Balsiger, the National Marine and Fisheries Service Alaska Region administrator. Merrill cited procedural issues for the "no" vote, explaining that NMFS will tie a vote in instances where...
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety translation. Aviation is still by far the safest mode of transportation."Long took over as the FAA Alaska Region Administrator July 28. Since then, he has immersed himself in the unique needs of the state's aviators and how the federal...
Air traffic control faces staff shortage

...Air carriers transport the equivalent of four times the state's population each year in Alaska, FAA Alaska Region administrator Patrick Poe said in June. Thompson and other union representatives support an upcoming vote in the U.S. Senate...
Around Town

...Library Story Time, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Patrick N. Poe, Federal Aviation Administration Alaska Region Administrator, addresses joint meeting of the Juneau and Alaska State Chambers of Commerce, noon, Merchants Wharf. Lenten...
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation

...into why Merrill, an alternate council member, was casting votes in the first place.His boss, NMFS Alaska Region Administrator Jim Balsiger, is married to pollock and processor lobbyist Heather McCarty and based on Commerce Department conflict...
Students to launch to top of aviation education

...and has online support from many professionals in engineering specific to aviation and aerospace. FAA Alaskan Region Administrator Bob Lewis also has high hopes for Alaskas participation in the challenge. He said when he was sitting in class...
Assembly nixes Lena Pt. overpass

...suggested the city work with NOAA to direct employees to use the new route. In a letter to the city, NOAA Alaska Region Administrator James Balsiger said he was prepared to establish such a policy. "NOAA/NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service...


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