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  1. Personal use priority bill stirs reaction among publicRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A pair of bills in the Alaska Legislature would create a hierarchy of importance for Alaska state fisheries, with subsistence at the top and commercial and sport fishing at the bottom. Senate Bill 42, introduced by Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, and House Bill 110, introduced by Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, together titled the "Alaskans-First Fishing Act," would direct the Board of Fisheries to place restrictions on sport and commercial fisheries before putting restrictions on personal use fisheries when the harvest of a stock or species is limited to achieve an escapement goal.

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  2. Subsistence Board to consider 2015 Y-K actionsRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Subsistence, conversation, and state vs. federal fisheries management will square off again in a series of April meetings over king salmon in the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. The Federal Subsistence Board will hold a series of four public meetings in Interior and Western Alaska villages from April 7-10 to discuss special action requests to move the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers into full federal management for salmon stocks.

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  3. DOT unveils options for $250M-plus Cooper Landing BypassRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    This map illustrates the routes each of the four Cooper Landing Bypass alternatives would take, along with the existing Sterling Highway route. The project would likely cost between $250 and $304 million with construction beginning in 2018.

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  4. Legal arguments filed against Subsistence Board actionsRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A Kasilof attorney and fisherman has brought a string of new accusations against the Federal Subsistence Board in both a request for reconsideration and a request for special emergency action from the U.S. Department of the Interior. He submitted his request for reconsideration on Jan. 29, and his special action request on Feb. 23. By now, the board has received about 50 public comments regarding its January decision to allow for a subsistence gillnet on a portions of the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

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  5. Fish Factor: Stoltze fights for personal use priority, other fish bills moveRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use, or PU, fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As it stands now, the three fisheries all are on equal footing in the eyes and actions of state managers.

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  6. Ruffner appointed to Board of FisheriesRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The outgoing director of the Soldotna-based Kenai Watershed Forum has been appointed by Gov. Bill Walker to the state's Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, a longtime central Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy, applied for the spot in February and has been appointed to the seat recently vacated by former chairman Karl Johnstone.

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  7. Supreme Court to weigh setnet ban initiative later this yearRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance filed its final brief with the Alaska Supreme Court on March 5 to allow a ballot initiative that would ban commercial setnet harvest in five non-rural areas around Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. If allowed, the initiative could be on the Alaska Primary Election Ballot as early as August 2016.

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  8. Kenai dipnet access plannedRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The City of Kenai's plans for a road providing access to the southern bank of the mouth of the Kenai River are currently being permitted by the Army Corps of Engineers. The 1,500-foot gravel road would lead from Bowpicker Lane through a city-owned wetland to the beach.

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  9. Fish Factor: Hot halibut permits, Chuitna, Seafood Symphony hat trickRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it's been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in nearly all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a decade.

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  10. Board, North Pacific council vacancies await nominationsRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gov. Bill Walker will have two appointments to make for the Alaska Board of Fisheries following chairman Karl Johnstone's resign and Roland Maw's withdrawal from consideration. Orville Huntington's term on the board is set to expire at the end June.

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  11. Nominee Maw faces marathon board confirmation hearingRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    In this July 21, 2013, file photo, Roland Maw takes notes during a hearing on the Magnuson Stevens federal fisheries management act in Kenai. A marathon confirmation hearing for Maw's appointment to the Board of Fisheries ended after 90 minutes Feb. 16 and was scheduled to resume Feb. 20. Roland Maw may not get confirmed for the Board of Fisheries until he hears from every Alaskan who's ever cast a line or a net, whether politician or private citizen.

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  12. Conflict brewing over recent Subsistence Board decisionsRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    If science-based fisheries management is Gov. Bill Walker's goal, then he has more than just the Alaska Board of Fisheries to worry about. There's a conflict brewing between subsistence and conservation-minded, scientific fisheries management at the Federal Subsistence Board.

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  13. Administration a fully engageda in advancing Ak LNG ProjectRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    State officials are "fully engaged" in negotiations over commercial agreements needed in 2015 for the large North Slope natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project, but declining to give specifics. "We are in commercial negotiations with all Alaska LNG parties and are making every effort to maintain timelines.

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  14. Subsistence board approves gillnetting on Kenai, KasilofRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Editor's note: This story has been updated from the version published Jan. 22 to include Rep. Les Gara's comments to the Federal Subsistence Board and information about how to submit public comment. It has also been modified to reflect that both state and federal advisors were concerned with the negative biological impact of adding gillnet fisheries to the Kasilof and Kenai rivers.

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  15. CIRI settles long-running dispute over Kenai Loop gas feesRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Attorneys for all four parties currently involved in the dispute - Cook Inlet Region Inc., the Alaska Mental Health Land Trust Authority, the Department of Natural Resources, and AIX Energy LLC - signed a joint request for dismissal Jan. 23 of the ongoing hearing in the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission related to the case. CIRI Vice President of Land and Energy Development Ethan Schutt said the Southcentral Native corporation had an agreement in place with AIX for a couple weeks.

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  16. Ajoc Editorial: Board needed a shakeup, but aftershocks are comingRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska had a record number of earthquakes in 2014, but this year could set a new one if Gov. Bill Walker keeps it up. After openly picking a fight with the Legislature and the supporters of the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project by dismissing three Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board members, Walker has stepped on another fault line: Cook Inlet fisheries.

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  17. Board of Fish head Johnstone resignsRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The chairman, whose term was set to be up in June of 2015, confirmed in an email Tuesday that he had resigned his position after being told by Gov. Bill Walker that his name would not be submitted to the Legislature for reappointment. "I offered to step down if it would assist him in getting someone else in place and up to speed," Johnstone wrote.

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  18. Subsistence board to define a hooka after new Kenai rulesRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Federal Subsistence Board will meet from Jan. 21-23 in Anchorage to discuss several proposals for both isolated and statewide legislative changes to Alaska federal subsistence fishery laws. Only two of the proposed eight consensus items on the board's January agenda received the support of each of the advisory bodies that comprise the Federal Subsistence Board.

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  19. Cotten receives unanimous support for ADFG commissionerRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Department of Fish and Game interim Commissioner Sam Cotten has cleared one of the last hurdles for permanent appointment after a Jan. 14 meeting of the joint boards of Fisheries and Game. Gov. Bill Walker's new administration and Cotten are now realigning department staff in order to fit with a policy of a public involvement and federal cooperation.

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  20. BlueCrest, WesPac ink deal to develop CosmoRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    BlueCrest Energy plans to resume drilling at the Cosmopolitan oil and gas deposit near Anchor Point this summer, BlueCrest CEO Benjamin Johnson said. The company, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has signed a Memorandum of Terms with WesPac Midstream LLC to help finance development of gas resources at Cosmopolitan oil.

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