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Revisions to fisheries act under review

...information collected can be used for determinations in a catch share program.The changes would also require the Secretary of Commerce to work with the regional councils to develop electronic monitoring regulations within six months of implementation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/revisions-fisheries-act-under-review
State
Questions remain about king counts after ADFG shift to high-tech sonar

...the complete closures ordered by the department that led to an economic disaster being declared by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The ADFG Division of Sport Fish sonar program has been slow to spread across the state, but there are few places...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-08/questions-remain-about-king-counts-afte
State
Thanks Alaska delegation for listening to the fishing industry

...Mark Begich and Congressman Don Young, supported the fishermen's request in a strongly worded letter to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, urging delayed deployment on small vessels until NMFS resolves outstanding deployment issues and...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2012-12-24/thanks-alaska-delegation-listening-fi
Letters
My Turn: Support reductions of Chinook salmon bycatch

...fisheries. Cook Inlet and the Yukon River have seen closures and/or minimal openings that have resulted in the Secretary of Commerce declaring disasters in those fisheries. The losses to fishermen and local economies have been significant, and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-04/my-turn-support-reductions-chinook-sa
Opinion
Endangered status sought for state's coral species

...43 of Alaska's coral species on the Endangered Species Act (goo.gl/RusUk).The petition was sent to the Secretary of Commerce and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration through the National Marine Fisheries Service.The...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-21/endangered-status-sought-states-coral-s
Local
Commerce secretary declares Alaska salmon disaster

...the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief.Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced the disaster declaration Thursday for the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, which flow into...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-14/commerce-secretary-declares-alaska-salm
State
See the film - Obama's America

...veterans affairs, conservative politics and public service for more than 30 years. He has served as assistant secretary of commerce in the Reagan administration; as Georgia state director of the Farmers Home Administration; and as a commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-10/see-film-obamas-america
Opinion
Outside editorial: Building more fish farms is inevitable

...Norway, Chile and elsewhere. More will be learned as the industry moves ahead. The aquaculture bill says the secretary of commerce may issue ocean-farming licenses for 10 years and extend them in five-year increments. It would allow licenses...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061505/opi_20050615008.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Digest

...the only active fisherman on the council. The governor plans to nominate and submit three names to the U.S. secretary of commerce for appointment within weeks. "Time is of the essence," said state Boards and Commissions Director Susan Fischetti...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072806/sta_20060728014.shtml
News
Federal panel concedes to Alaska on aquaculture

...27-member panel made its recommendations to the U.S. secretary of commerce after a three-day meeting in Juneau that concluded...So far, the panel's recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce include: Devising programs that would allow traditional...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081304/sta_aquaculture.shtml
News

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