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  1. Anchorage LIO owners file $37M claim against LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The saga surrounding the Anchorage Legislative Information Office continues as the building owners have filed a contract claim of $37 million against the Legislature now that the members have voted to abandon the building and purchase a Midtown Anchorage office space from Wells Fargo. It's the first step in what figures to be a lengthy legal process.

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  2. Anchorage LIO owners file contract claim against LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The owners of the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building filed a claim for just more than $37 million against the Legislative Affairs Agency on July 8 as the Legislature prepares to buy other office space in Anchorage. In a 19-page claim signed by longtime Anchorage real estate developer Mark Pfeffer, who is the manager of the building owner group 716 West Fourth Avenue LLC, $37.01 million is being sought from the Legislative Affairs Agency.

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  3. Fish Factor: Brexit causes uncertainty for Alaska seafood exports to Uk, EuRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    For 43 years the UK has been a major part of the 28-country E.U., and what the pullout means for longstanding business arrangements is anyone's guess. Last year the U.K. imported over $90 million dollars of Alaska seafood.

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  4. Council appointments approved, AP changes upcomingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the appointments of Buck Laukitis and Theresa Peterson to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council June 27, further strengthening Gov. Bill Walker's fisheries management position on preserving local fisheries participation in coastal Alaska. The nominations will go into effect Aug. 11. Governors submit nominations to the Commerce Department, which must then be approved by the secretary.

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  5. Kauffman resigns from IPHC after fishing violation leads to $49K fineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Jeff Kauffman resigned as the Alaska resident member of the International Pacific Halibut Commission on June 22, shortly after he and two fellow fishermen agreed to a $49,000 fine for harvesting more than 10,000 pounds of halibut over their combined quota limit in June 2012. The settlement the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement was nearly $13,000 less than the original Notice of Violation and Assessment of $61,781 issued on March 1 of this year.

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  6. Fish Factor: Seattle pushes Herring Week; Alaska salmon prices improveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle's finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest Herring Week as a way to re-introduce the tasty, healthy fish to the dining scene. "There's more herring eaten all over the world than you can imagine.

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  7. Council adds guidance to Gulf alternativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Crew at Kodiak's Pacific Seafoods processing plant offload halibut from the F/V Pacific Star on June 13. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is attempting to reduce bycatch of halibut and salmon by the Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawlers. Photo/DJ Summers/AJOC More than 1,000 processor workers and trawler crew members marched through downtown Kodiak for an industry celebration parade on June 11. Some carried signs advocating a fishery management plan the North Pacific Fishery Management Council considered that weekend.

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  8. Fields' voice never louder as he ends nine-year council runRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    North Pacific Fishery Management Council member Duncan Fields used his final weekend on the council to submit to a pie-throwing contest. Joe Bundrant, CEO of Trident Seafoods, and Heather Mann, executive director of the Midwater Trawlers Cooperate, paid $2,500 between the two to be the pie throwers.

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  9. Fish Factor: F/V Northern Leader gets TV turn; Gulf trawlers throw partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaskan fishermen have raised the bar for big fishing boats with the F/V Northern Leader of Kodiak, and Discovery Canada producers of the popular Mighty Ships programs have taken notice. Mighty Ships producers search for unique ships around the world and its seven-year run has featured a wide range of vessels including cruise ships, aircraft carriers, cargo ships, dredgers and more.

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  10. Council convenes in Kodiak with Gulf catch shares in focusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A packed house follows along with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council during the last meeting held in Kodiak in 2012 when halibut bycatch limits were reduced by 15 percent over three years. Trawlers and bycatch are in focus again June 6-14 as the council considers ways to allocate fishing privileges while protecting the local economy.

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  11. Fish Factor: Pingers get a whale of a rebate; new report out on KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six inch, battery operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance.

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  12. Fish Factor: Another study shows ocean acidification bad for crab stocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Results from a first ever, two year project on baby Tanner crabs show that higher ocean acidity affects both their shell production and the immune systems. Bairdi Tanner crab, the larger cousins of snow crab, are growing into one of Alaska's largest crab fisheries with a nearly 20 million pound harvest this season.

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  13. Hopkins stays on AGDC, barely; Fish board members confirmed unanimouslyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins narrowly escaped the Legislature's joint confirmation process and kept his seat on the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board of directors. Legislators voted 31-27 in favor of Hopkins, who is Gov. Bill Walker's latest in a string of appointments to the board charged with leading the state's role in developing a North Slope natural gas pipeline project, namely today the $45 billion plus Alaska LNG Project.

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  14. Fish Factor: Sen. Sullivan talks fisheries accomplishments in KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every Congressional committee that deal with issues on, over, and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment he made to Kodiak when he ran for office two years ago, he said at a ComFish town meeting during a two-day stay on "the Rock."

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  15. Hatcheries made up one-third of 2015 salmon harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Though hatcheries are a major part of the commercial fishing industry statewide, they've remained a small portion of the harvest in Cook Inlet. Fish from Alaska's salmon hatcheries made up a third of the total commercial fishery harvest in 2015, mostly in pink and chum salmon.

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  16. Gulf fishermen wary of Congressional intrusion into council processRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gulf of Alaska fishermen suspect that Washington, D.C., politics might come into play for fisheries regulations they want left to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. A letter circulated by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and signed by 250 Gulf of Alaska fishermen and residents was sent to each of Alaska's three congressional delegation members.

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  17. Owners: Legislature not off the hook for costs after rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    After an Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled the Legislature's lease at its new office building invalid, the owners are asserting that doesn't get the state off the hook from its financial obligations in commissioning the renovation. Photo/Elwood Brehmer/AJOC An attorney for the owners of the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building contends a judge's ruling invalidating the Legislature's lease of the building does not absolve the governing body of its responsibility to pay for the political hot mess.

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  18. Fish Factor: Economist: Many factors involved in retail salmon pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    If a fisherman gets 50 cents a pound for his reds, how can the fish fetch $10, $15 or more at retail counters? "It's all the other stuff that happens after he sells the fish. A lot of costs, margins and profits are included in that retail price," said Andy Wink, a fisheries economist with the McDowell Group in Juneau.

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  19. Alaska trawlers furious about Walker's council nominationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Two months after a heated meeting, trawlers are again accusing Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten of short-changing their industry. Gov. Bill Walker submitted nominations to fill two seats of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on March 9, sending waves of dissatisfaction throughout an industry segment that claims Walker's administration is forcing it out of the process at the worst time possible.

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  20. Fish Factor: Salmon permit values sink; halibut quota prices spikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Firesale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. Starting with salmon permits: "A lot of people had disastrous seasons last year, whether it was drift gillnet or seine permits, and the values have declined dramatically," said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer.

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