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Study reveals nearly $1B annual impact of fishing in Southeast

...Director Tim Bristol and Southeast Alaska Project Director Mark Kaelke to go over the data. Bruce Wallace, a Southeast commercial fisherman, was also available to give his take on it. Wegge found the total economic output from commercial, sport...
Scapegoating Webster is a setback for Cook Inlet

...take a hard look at the composition of the Board of Fisheries they just created with just one member from Southeast - commercial fishermen John Jensen from Petersburg (no relation to this writer) - and nobody from Alaska's best-known fishery...
Bigger catch enjoyed by local crabbers who fish for personal use

Jeff Monette likes his red king crab. He drops some crab pots in the summer, occasionally throws out a couple of net rings near his Douglas Island home, and even dives in wintry Barlow Cove just to get crab.
Fisherman gets 215 days for commercial crab violations, other offenses

A Southeast commercial fisherman was sentenced to 215 days in prison for a combination of offenses, including wildlife violations committed between 2007 and 2011...
Congress eyes more salmon conservation cuts

U.S. House and Senate negotiators apparently agreed to protect Southeast commercial fishermen from harvest cuts that could be imposed under the Endangered Species Act. But it came at a cost. Congressional conferees, working...
Pelican seafood plant set to reopen city coffers. The laundry, the grocery store, and local restaurants and bars will once again welcome Southeast commercial fishermen. "All in all, it's a good thing," Pelican Mayor Patricia Phillips said ebulliently on Tuesday. Kake...
Southeast commercial fisherman rescued from boat fire

A commercial fisherman lost his boat and his season's earnings in a fire Friday morning in Keku Strait near Kuiu Island, about 140 miles south of Juneau. Kim Peterson, 43, a fisherman from the Craig area, was treated Friday afternoon at Bartlett Regional Hospital for smoke inhalation and released.
Southeast commercial fishermen question halibut charter guidelines

...conservation efforts, as their catch limits keep dropping and sport fishermen aren't held accountable. Southeast commercial fishermen are facing a 28 percent drop in 2008, on top of a 20 percent drop in catch limits last season. "None of...
My turn: Halibut conservation needs cooperation from all users

...suffer due to over-harvest by the guided charter sector. For 15 years, the Halibut Coalition, representing Southeast commercial fishermen and seafood processors, has worked with the IPHC and the council to resolve this dispute fairly and equitably...


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