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Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. "I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling - it wasn't just one thing," said Olivia Olsen of Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg. Comment?
Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine's Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as "romantic meals" on Feb. 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants. Comment?
Despite more than 30 years of fishing around Alaska, before this past December Kasilof fisherman Rob Nelson had never let out a net hoping to catch pollock. But the long-time seiner has been learning how to catch the groundfish in Kachemak Bay as part of an experimental fishery this winter. Comment?
A petition that aims to rescind a Kenai Peninsula Borough grocery tax ordinance has been certified and will be put on the October 2015 ballot. Proposition 1 seeks to repeal a 2008 borough ordinance that authorized general law cities in the borough to collect 3 percent sales taxes on non-prepared foods during the wintertime. Comment?
Snug Harbor Seafoods workers sort halibut offloaded from the F/V Voyager Aug. 1, 2011, in Homer. Commercial fishermen in Southcentral and Southeast could get an increase in harvest quota in 2015, but other areas of Alaska in the Bering Sea could be in for a cut. Comment?
The Endeavour jack-up rig, once operated by the now-bankrupt Buccaneer Energy, is seen on an overcast day working at the Cosmopolitan prospect in summer 2013. The company bankruptcy has left millions in unpaid bills in Alaska, putting the pinch on some local Peninsula businesses. Comment?
Fishermen won't need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the U.S. Senate. Comment?
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