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Fishing trade organization donates salmon to Kenai Senior Center

...and Great Pacific Seafoods. He said with major seafood processing plants in Kenai, it was fitting to donate some...Kenai River," Thomson said. "You've got major seafood processing plants right here in Kenai. And we think we should...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-25/fishing-trade-organization-donates-salm
State
Icicle Seafoods in Petersburg is being sold

...expected to be finalized in August.Under the deal, Convergence Holdings will acquire Icicle's land-based wild seafood processing and farmed salmon activities. The other company, Dominion Catchers, will get the company's harvesting and processing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/icicle-seafoods-petersburg-being-sold
State
My Turn: From sea to Soboleff Center, Juneau shines

...the seafood industry, we in turn nourish the fishing community that helps sustain Juneau. Commercial fishing and seafood processing is, after all, Juneau's second-largest private-sector employer. Not only does the maritime festival remind...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-17/my-turn-sea-soboleff-center-juneau-sh
Opinion
Petersburg's Icicle Seafoods being sold

...in August, reported KFSK-FM.Under the deal, Convergence Holdings will acquire Icicle's land-based wild seafood processing and farmed salmon activities. The other company, Dominion Catchers, will get the company's harvesting and processing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/petersburgs-icicle-seafoods-being-sold
State
Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75

...About 5 percent of jobs - or 18,200 - pay $9.75 or less, he said by email.Affected industries include seafood processing and restaurants, he said.The increase to $8.75 an hour, Alaska's first minimum wage hike in more than five...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/alaska-minimum-wage-rises-875
State | AK legislature
Forum a (mostly) one-sided affair

...audience yielding two questions related to the topic.Notably, candidates favored tax credits to increase value added seafood processing in Southeast Alaska. McGuan also suggested grants. Munoz noted legislation passed last session that provides development...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-28/forum-mostly-one-sided-affair
Local
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate

...subsequent years, and at an even greater rate in industries employing large numbers of minimum wage earners such as seafood processing and bars and restaurants. That was contrary to the usual warnings of gloom and doom from industry lobbyists. More...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-30/my-turn-chamber-ceo-empire-misreprese
Opinion
Survey: Housing still top local issue

...non-resident workers, whether from Alaska outside of Juneau or outside of Alaska entirely, work in tourism and seafood processing. Prompted by a question from Assemblyman Loren Jones, Calvin said housing is an issue for non-resident seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/survey-housing-still-top-local-issue
State
Maritime Fest tries something new with progressive dinner

...live music and boat rides in fishing vessels, sailboats and canoes. A smoked salmon and marinade contest and a seafood processing demonstration will also take place, Holst said.There will also be crafts for kids. Home Depot has donated enough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-07/maritime-fest-tries-something-new-progr
Local
Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

...this switch. In 2012, according to the Alaska Department of Labor, fully 69.3 percent of Alaska's 25,000 seafood processing workers were nonresidents. Across all industries, the state average was less than 20 percent.Seafood is an inherently...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-27/empire-editorial-senators-promise-mor
Opinion

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