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Governor asks feds to buy surplus salmon

...request.The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has committed about $1.5 million in emergency funds to market pink salmon.Fishermen, like farmers, have boom and bust years. One year a harvest can be great, the next, not so much.In Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/governor-asks-feds-buy-surplus-salmon
State
Kings may drive news, but sockeyes drive Inlet economy

...is there. The average king salmon fisherman spends more money in Miller's...the sheer volume of sockeye salmon fishermen drives summer business. "When...of money per fish as the king salmon fisherman, but volume can make up for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/kings-may-drive-news-sockeyes-drive-inl
State
Salmon species other than kings thriving around state

...came in."The volume was incredible. The numbers we're seeing on the good cycles are good enough to sustain the salmon fishermen."Not counting the sport fishing industry, commercial fishing is the No. 1 private employer in Alaska, with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-10/salmon-species-other-kings-thriving-aro
State
Maritime forecast areas to change Tuesday

...also been split.In Bristol Bay, new forecast areas have been created to more accurately reflect the needs of the salmon fishermen who sail those waters.When drawing the new map, Fode said, forecasters tried to think of geographical barriers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-29/maritime-forecast-areas-change-tuesday
State
My Turn: Communities support fishing - and vice versa

Alaska salmon fishermen just enjoyed a record season. Over 266 million salmon were harvested...Juneau if that is what it takes to make your community thrive.Salmon fishermen understand the principal of ensuring escapement. Fisherman collectively...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-18/my-turn-communities-support-fishing-a
Opinion
Emmonak plans for long overdue Yukon port

...Gasoline and heating oil currently sell for about $6 per gallon in Emmonak, he said. The city and local commercial salmon fisherman pool their fuel purchases so they can buy it in the largest quantities possible and save money, Moore said. In...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-09/emmonak-plans-long-overdue-yukon-port
State
Council votes for new restrictions on bycatch

...Alaska's Fish and Game commissioner and a council member, said salmon fishermen have experienced plenty of economic damage already. She said...burden of conservation between the trawl fleet and the directed salmon fishermen."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-11/council-votes-new-restrictions-bycatch
State | Local | Outdoors
Wildlife Wednesday talk highlights marine mammal protection

...unintentional and incidental take," Antaya said. "The reason this is authorized is that basically you've got a salmon fisherman that's fishing and at the same time a harbor seal that's fishing."But, he said, if the "take" results...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-10-12/wildlife-wednesday-talk-highlights-m
Outdoors
Scientists want new name for mammal-eating orcas

...One assignment was an investigation of the status of killer whales, considered dangerous to humans and pests by salmon fishermen. By 1973, aquariums were paying $70,000 for a live killer whale and 48 had been captured for display.Bigg...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-26/scientists-want-new-name-mammal-eating-
State
High king salmon prices, demand causing concern

...their fish," Wolfe said. Even though Panhandle salmon fishermen are getting better prices for their fish, they are...Grader warned. In recent years Panhandle king salmon fishermen have been lucky to get several years in a row of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052806/loc_20060528009.shtml
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