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Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...Bering Sea halibut bycatch.If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, the emergency order would lower the halibut bycatch...state and federal seats. The letter sent to the Secretary of Commerce, however, has his signature along with the other...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...and balances."The UCIDA lawsuit was not brought against the state of Alaska, but rather against the U.S. Secretary of Commerce - charged by Congress with protecting U.S. fisheries - and the National Marine Fisheries Service - to which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...for research in the Cook Inlet, and $700,000 to salmon buyers in the Cook Inlet area. In 2012, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce declared federal fishery disasters for the 2012 Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries, the 2010-12 Yukon River king...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
State
Today in History

...made its debut in the New York Journal.In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Oscar Straus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Straus became the first Jewish Cabinet member.In 1911, Britain's King George V announced during...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
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
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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