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Questions remain about king counts after ADFG shift to high-tech sonar

...led to 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...
Commerce secretary declares Alaska salmon disaster

...failures by 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...
Alaska Digest

...was 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...
Federal panel concedes to Alaska on aquaculture

...aquaculture can be expanded to U.S. federal waters. The 27-member panel made its recommendations to the U.S. secretary of commerce after a three-day meeting in Juneau that concluded Thursday afternoon. Alaska fishermen's advocate Mark...
Four in Juneau vie for fish council seat

...president of the Alaska Marine Pilots. The governor will nominate three from the list to be chosen by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Ideally, the governor's office would like to have its nomination cleared before the council's October...
Feds urged to launch halibut charter quota plan

...Hogarth to act on the plan for Individual Fishing Quotas, or IFQs, which the council approved in 2001. The U.S. secretary of commerce, who oversees the fisheries service, must approve NMFS regulations that would establish the IFQ program...
State Briefs

...and other major commercial fisheries in federal waters off Alaska's coast. Ellis was appointed Friday by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Don Evans. He replaces Soldotna developer Bob Penney. Ellis has been active on advisory panels and boards...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...regulates commercial fishing in federal waters off Alaska. The appointments are subject to approval by the U.S. secretary of Commerce. Anderson was picked to fill the seat of Kodiak fisherman Kevin O'Leary, who has moved from the state...
Northwest Digest

...An Anchor Point man's appointment to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has been approved by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. A charter boat operator for more than 23 years, Robert Dersham has been an active participant...
Sealaska official gets Obama Administration appointment

...facing U.S. manufacturers and to help them increase their competitiveness, both at home and abroad, said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced the appointment last week at a Washington, D.C. press conference. The Council is...
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