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Arctic fisheries plan moves forward

ANCHORAGE - The nation's secretary of commerce has approved a plan that would prohibit an expansion...at least until more is known about the area. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke on Thursday approved the Arctic Fishery...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082109/sta_484055515.shtml
Commerce secretary to visit Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez will visit Fairbanks with U.S...a student economics group. Gutierrez, the 35th Secretary of Commerce, is the former chairman of the board and chief...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032608/reg_261872774.shtml
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
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
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
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
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
Knowles asks feds to review Chilean salmon dumping

...exports, which he said are responsible for depressing the prices paid to Alaska fishermen. Knowles sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans on Thursday asking that the ITA look at recent practices by key Chilean exporters. The domestic salmon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090602/sta_knowles.shtml
News
Halibut subsistence rules legitimize fishery

...last week, unanimously approved a subsistence harvest for halibut. The recommendation will go to the U.S. secretary of commerce for approval. The rules could be in effect in a year, council staff said. The decision will allow nearly 90...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101300/Loc_Halibut.html
Local
After Dec. 3, commercial fishing will be off-limits in Arctic

...area of the Arctic off-limits to commercial fishing goes into effect Dec. 3, federal officials said Tuesday. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke approved the plan in August. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110409/sta_512438560.shtml

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