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  1. Annual picks and pans from the year that was in Alaska fisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska's seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more aware of the economic and cultural importance of our state's first and oldest industry.

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  2. Board of Fish denies most winter kings proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    At the 22nd annual Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter King Tournament in March 2015, Chelsa Johnson of Homer, Mike Olsen of Kodiak and Raymond Tepp of Kenai hold up their winning king salmon. Despite a number of proposals and public comments in favor, the Board of Fisheries made few changes to the Lower Cook Inlet's winter saltwater king salmon fishery.

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  3. Market for Alaska salmon is positive for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions are looking positive for Alaska salmon, with some mixed market outlooks for other main species.

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  4. Real time data on the Russian RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    An early-run sockeye attempts to scale the Russian River falls in this 2014 photo. The local conservation group Cook Inletkeeper recently installed temperature monitoring equipment on the popular salmon fishing river.

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  5. Salmon permit values take a nosedive after poor year in - 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nosedive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions. "No activity for drift gillnet or seine permits in Prince William Sounda No interest in Southeast seine or troll permitsa Nothing new in Area M ," wrote Mike Painter of The Permit Master.

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  6. Many professionals across Alaska will have to pay more to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes.

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  7. New pharmacy offers unique services in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Scotts Family Pharmacy opened in Homer on Oct. 5. From left are technicians Diane Glanville and Krista Glanville and owners Nathan and Gina Scott pose for a photo at the pharmacy counter window. Scotts Family Pharmacy makes its debut in Homer with its soft opening on Thursday, Oct. 6, and plans to offer services currently unavailable elsewhere.

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  8. Taking another stab at rewriting the state's alcohol lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Sen. Peter Micciche is making the rounds to discuss ongoing work on Title 4 of Alaska Statute, the laws that regulate alcoholic beverages in the state. With a Nov. 15 deadline for the final legislation to be ready, he presented an update to the Soldotna City Council, citing simplification and greater emphasis on public health and safety as main components of the rewrite.

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  9. Better Business Bureau Recognizes Whitfield Benefit Solutions of AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Pamela Whitfield, seen at a business after hours event with her son, Marshall Pickering, who serves as assistant manager at Whitfield Benefit Solutions in Anchorage. Whitfield Benefit Solutions of Anchorage is the Alaska winner of the 2016 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics.

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  10. Voters to decide on Kenai sales taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    More goods and services may be subject to sales tax in the Kenai Peninsula Borough if voters pass Proposition 3 in the October municipal general election. Borough voters will be asked to approve an ordinance to raise the cap for amounts subject to sales tax from $500 to $1,000 per transaction.

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  11. Fish Factor: Second straight season of strong sockeyes; pinks few but bigRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day, and 2) colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster catches of other salmon species, notably, those hard to predict pinks.

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  12. BOEM seeks comment ahead of possible Cook Inlet oil and gas lease saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The federal agency that oversees offshore petroleum development took a step Friday toward a possible 2017 lease sale in Alaska's Cook Inlet with the release of a draft environmental review. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will consider a handful of alternatives, including no sale or various conditions to protect wildlife, ahead of a possible lease sale in the inlet southwest of Anchorage in June.

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  13. After leaving IPHC, Kauffman calls violation - honest mistake'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    An executive from a Community Development Quota group blamed a regulatory mix-up for the fishing violation that forced him to resign from the international commission regulating halibut harvests. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement charged Jeff Kauffman and two other men in March with possessing more than 10,000 pounds of halibut over their combined quota limits for a violation that occurred in June 2012.

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  14. Fish Factor: Clean Boating program expands outreach with Discount CardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so. A pilot program launched this spring is an offshoot of Cook Inletkeeper's Clean Boating program that began in the Valley five years ago.

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