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Half-shell hopes

...apprenticeship, the farmers could get loans to start their own farms.After checking young oysters at the workshop, Rodger Painter, a long-time mariculturist and oyster farmer working with Kake and its apprentices, said growth from spat placed...
Invasive species bill advances in House

...control," said Campbell.One member of the public who testified, Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association President Rodger Painter, expressed unhappiness with some of the bill's language, namely a "hold harmless" clause that would give the...
Oyster seed shortage in Alaska slows industry

...entities."The feedback that I have gotten is, 'We'll try to help you folks out, but our needs come first," said Rodger Painter, president of the Alaska Shellfish Growers Association.Oyster mariculture typically occurs in four distinct phases...
Diplomacy first before attacking Iraq

...such as Colin Powell. Our national focus should be on homeland security and repairing our staggering economy. We certainly don't need to alienate our allies by emulating the international thugs we rightfully oppose. Rodger Painter Juneau
Ashton and Painter married

Liana Wild Painter of Juneau and Stuart Ashton of Wrangell were married Oct. 11, 2003, in Juneau. The bride is the daughter of Rodger Painter and Linda Wild. The groom is the son of Therese and Michael Ashton. The couple has made their home in Juneau.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...These regulations are extremely antagonistic and appear designed to prevent the aquatic farm industry in Alaska," Rodger Painter of the Alaska Shellfish Growers Association said Tuesday at a teleconferenced public hearing in Juneau. Thirty-eight...
My Turn: Creating rural jobs while saving the Alaska soul

...the entire state, fuel the service economies of urban centers, and preserve some of what makes Alaska so unique. Rodger Painter operates a remote oyster farm on Prince of Wales Island and is president of the Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association...
Coaches are role models

...responsibility for his unfortunate actions. After he completes his community service and attempts to heal the pain he created for his family, I would be pleased to join in a celebration of his years of service to Juneau. Rodger Painter Juneau
Ketchikan to host shellfish events in October

...Ferry Civic Center."I think for anyone interested in aquaculture, it's going to be a real exciting time," said Rodger Painter, president of the Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association that has scheduled its annual meeting for Oct. 28-29 in...
State willing to soften shellfish rules

...expensive and nearly impossible studies to get or renew a permit. "We're farmers. We're not scientists," said Rodger Painter, vice president of the growers association. "These aren't research projects. We're trying to scratch out a...


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