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  1. Scientists say invasive elodea at Alexander Lake threatens salmonRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Elodea, an invasive aquatic plant, was spotted at the lake when the Alaska Department of Fish and Game team went to check minnow traps there, said Heather Stewart, a natural resource specialist for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Agriculture. Stewart and her colleagues surveyed the lake in early September after ADFG notified them of the invader.

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  2. APOC recommends changes to Kenai River Classic disclosuresRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Public officials may need to disclose their participation in the Kenai River Classic in the future under a recent decision by the Alaska Public Offices Commission. The commission discussed Kenai River Classic participation during an Oct. 21 meeting in Anchorage where it addressed three complaints against public officials related to past participation in the event.

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  3. Alaska LNG holds open house in NikiskiRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Very few things seemed as interesting to the crowd as finding bird's-eye-views of the homes in Nikiski in the two oversized map-books on a table near the back of room Tuesday in the Nikiski Middle-High School cafeteria. More than 115 people signed in to the Alaska LNG project open house, the first of 12 scheduled across the state, as organizers share information about the multi-billion dollar natural gas development that would pipe gas from the North Slope and Prudhoe Bay to the Kenai Peninsula.

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  4. Pricey reds rank Cook Inlet salmon value third-best in 10 yearsRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    If measured in sheer volume of fish, the Upper Cook Inlet commercial harvest of salmon was low: preliminary Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates show it at about 20 percent less than the 10-year average harvest. But, when the $2.25 price per pound for sockeye is factored in, the ex-vessel value of the 2014 harvest was high at $35 million - making it the second year in a row that Cook Inlet commercial harvesters have seen lower-than-average harvests with higher-than-average values.

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  5. APOC considers complaints regarding Kenai River ClassicRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Public Offices Commission heard complaints on Oct. 21 against three public officials who participated in the Kenai River Classic. During its regularly scheduled meeting, APOC heard the complaints addressing the participation of Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell, Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels and the daughter of Lt.

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  6. Land buys, surveys continue at proposed Nikiski LNG siteRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Several reporters and industry representatives from ExxonMobil and the Alaska LNG Project visited the Kenai Peninsula Oct. 9 during a showcase of the research projects currently underway to determine whether Nikiski is a viable site for the terminus of a massive energy project. The Alaska LNG Project, a group with representatives from the state, oil companies and pipeline builders, flew several reporters to Nikiski where the group has been purchasing land and conducting geotechnical surveys near a site that could house a liquefaction plant for the project.

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  7. Fish Factor: Ballot measure would require legislative approval of PebbleRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest Alaska hasn't grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol Bay Forever, asks voters to give the Alaska Legislature final say on any large oil, gas and mining projects in the 36,000 square miles of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve.

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  8. CIRI files opposition to Buccaneer sale proposalRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Cook Inlet Region Inc. objected on multiple levels to Buccaneer Energy's proposed bid and sale terms for the bankrupt oil and gas independent's assets. The Southcentral Alaska Native regional corporation's Oct. 13 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas claims that Buccaneer's Oct. 7 motion, which requests its assets be sold together under one bid with a "naked" auction, will not draw fair market value.

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  9. Board of Fisheries readies for annual work sessionRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Juneau Oct. 15 and 16 to discuss Southeast and Prince William Sound escapement goals and agenda change requests for the upcoming meeting cycle. The board is meeting for its annual work session, where it hears preliminary reports on escapement goals for each of the regions it will discuss as part of its regular meeting cycle for 2014-15.

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  10. Miller making plans for Badami after purchaseRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Miller Energy Resources is nearing completion of a deal to acquire 67.5 percent of the Badami oil field on the North Slope. The remaining stake will be held by Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Miller is also attempting to acquire the assets of Buccaneer Energy in Cook Inlet.

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  11. Miller bids for Buccaneer as CIRI gas dispute continuesRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    There is a new suitor for Buccaneer Energy's Alaska assets and a tangled web of legal challenges continue for the bankrupt independent producer. Miller Energy Resources Inc. announced its intent to spend $40 million to $50 million on "substantially all" of Buccaneer's Alaska holdings in a Sept.

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  12. APOC rejects more complaints related to Board of FisheriesRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Public Offices Commission received and rejected 14 complaints regarding lobbying at Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meetings. Alaska's Board of Fisheries is responsible for making certain fisheries management policy decisions for the state, including setting seasons and bag limits for fisheries along with methods and means for taking fish, and making allocative decisions between user groups.

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  13. Guest Commentary: Gasline an important part of the governora s raceRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The governor race in Alaska has taken an interesting turn with independent Republican Bill Walker jumping out of his party and platform to team with Byron Mallott, the Democrat's candidate aligned with Sen. Mark Begich and President Obama. If this alliance wins, then it will have a major impact on the ongoing gasline projects.

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  14. ANALYSIS: Parnell, Walker stake out ground over Alaska LNG ProjecRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, left, talks with his former running mate, Craig Fleener, before a news conference Sept in Anchorage. Walker joined with the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Byron Mallott, in a unified ticket to face Republican Gov. Sean Parnell in the general election.

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  15. Sport fishermen, guides, cope with more restrictive rulesRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Paul Brattain fishes for silver salmon on Jim Creek under the backdrop of the Knik Glacier near Palmer in this AP file photo. Strong returns of silver salmon to Mat-Su Borough streams and rivers in 2014 were welcomed by anglers and cited as proof that new Cook Inlet restictions on commercial fishermen are working, but area managers say it is too soon to say whether that is the case.

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  16. Buccaneer bankruptcy leaves millions in unpaid Alaska billsRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    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.

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  17. Balash heads to Japan with BP to market LNGRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash was in Japan Sept. 8 to sign a cooperation agreement between the State of Alaska and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, building on an agreement signed earlier this year with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

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  18. Officials amend disclosures in response to APOC complaintsRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    In the latest round of the Cook Inlet fish wars, the Alaska Public Offices Commission received about 200 complaints primarily from commercial fishermen against a sportfishing advocacy group. Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage residents with ties to Cook Inlet commercial fisheries - including United Cook Inlet Drift Association Executive Director Roland Maw - submitted the complaints to the commission Aug. 25 regarding the Kenai River Sportfishing Association's Kenai River Classic and other outreach and lobbying of public officials regarding fisheries management.

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  19. Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphaltRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Prices for asphalt have spiked this construction season following the closure of the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole. A 20 percent increase for projects around Fairbanks and remote areas is being driven by the additional costs of transporting asphalt oil from the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

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  20. Cook Inlet leads Agenda Change Requests for fish boardRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Fisheries stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider 27 changes out of cycle in the upcoming year. The agenda change requests cover several regions, although the largest portion are targeted at Cook Inlet - a region that saw significant management plan changes during the 2013-14 meeting cycle.

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