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  1. COMMENTARY: Without better habitat protections, salmon are vulnerableRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    I have participated in a variety of fisheries around the state from Southeast to the Bering Sea, and have experienced a multitude of uncertainties inherent in the business. Fish stocks fluctuate, weather conditions vary, markets can be fickle, mechanical breakdowns happen, foreign exchange rates rise and fall, and politics shift with the wind, to name a few.

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  2. Salmon struggles extend to unprecedented restrictions at ChignikRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Salmon harvest around the state have been sharply curtailed this year from Copper River to Chignik, where the worst run measured since statehood has led to restrictions in neighboring fisheries to allow as much passage as possible to meet escapement goals. A tough sockeye salmon commercial fishing season is shaping up in the Gulf of Alaska, from the Copper River across to Kodiak Island and back to the mainland at Chignik.

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  3. Copper River crash will cost commercial fishermen millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Annual first fish celebrations for the Copper River salmon season opening were shortlived in 2018 as near-record low returns of sockeye have shut down commercial fishing since three periods in mid-May, and sport and dipnet fishing as of June 13. Just less than 26,000 sockeyes have been harvested after state biologists had expected more than 1 million to be caught this year. Copper River sockeye fishermen are facing historic low returns this year, prompting some commercial fisherman to target other species elsewhere in Prince William Sound, and leaving others waiting onshore in what is usually a profitable fishery to the tune of $15 million or more in ex-vessel value.

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  4. GCI seeks customers as it considers Aleutians fiber networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Whether undersea or underground, the mixture of water and telecommunications is a continuing challenge for GCI's TERRA Aleutian Program, aimed at improving internet and cellphone service in one of the most remote areas of Alaska. The telecommunications company is proposing an 869-mile underwater fiber optic cable route, along the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, stretching from Kodiak to Chignik and ending in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor.

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  5. Rear Adm. Bell eager for third Alaska TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Matt Bell visited with members of the editorial staff of the Anchorage Daily News and the Alaska Journal of Commerce on June 18 in Anchorage. Bell took over as commander of the U.S. Coast Guard District 17 in early May and now works out of the district headquarters for Alaska in Juneau.

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  6. Fish Factor: Net challenge builds on success; Bsai tops industry impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    St. Paul residents bag up the pile of marine debris they collected from a beach on a beach on St. Paul Island in this 2006 file photo. An Alaska Net Hack Challenge is being planned for Sept.

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  7. Fish Factor: Federal study seeking input on long-term fisheries changesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The way that fisheries are managed determines the daily tempo for fishing families' lives. Managers set the dates and timesa the whens and wheres and whos a and the amounts that fishermen can catch.

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  8. Ajoc Editorial: At last call, bar lobby tries to cut off craftersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A last-minute amendment to an alcohol regulations bill pushed by the bar lobby is taking aim at craft brewers and distillers in Alaska.

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  9. Latest fish habitat bill goes too far, or not far enoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, seen talking with Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, before the start of the Alaska legislative session on Jan. 16, has introduced a new version of her House Bill 1999 to revamp the state's permitting system regarding fish habitat. A new version of legislation to revamp Alaska's salmon habitat permitting system is aimed at increasing public involvement and the ability of regulators to impose penalties for noncompliance.

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  10. Guest Commentary: Pay now or pay later when it comes to educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Public education matters because a student's opportunity to achieve matters. The Legislature has an opportunity to end years of continuing cuts to teachers, guidance and career counsellors, teacher training, end even courses.

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  11. Fish Factor: Salmon permits stagnate on lower forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Processors have told boat owners they will no longer accept deliveries from "dry" boats that lack refrigerated seawater systems. Spring is usually the busiest time of year for brokers in the buy/sell/trade business for Alaska salmon permits.

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  12. Kodiak governments latest to explore savings of consolidationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Voters approved an effort to explore consolidating the city and borough governments of Kodiak in 2016, but finding the assumed cost savings and efficiencies hasn't been an easy task so far. After five separate attempts, the process proved so complicated that Ketchikan's city and borough governments gave up the idea.

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  13. Fish Factor: Salmon harvests, halibut prices take sharp turn downRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska is expecting a reduced salmon harvest this year, setting up a trifecta of falling fish revenues for Alaska fishermen, coastal communities and state coffers. Coming on the heels of an 80 percent crash of cod stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and a 10 percent decline in halibut catches, state fishery managers are projecting a 2018 salmon harvest at 149 million fish, down 34 percent from last season.

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  14. Fish Factor: Halibut faces headwinds as catches drop 10%Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    As expected, halibut harvests were cut again in 2018. U.S. fishing regulators decided on harvests about 10 percent less than last year after they and their counterparts from Canada could not jointly agree on quotas between the two countries for the first time since the Pacific Halibut Treaty was signed by the two countries in 1923.

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  15. Fish Factor: Discarded nets find new use; still waiting on halibut quotasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    More big bundles of old fishing nets will soon be on their way from Dutch Harbor to Denmark to be remade into high-end plastics. It will be the second batch of nets to leave Dutch for a higher cause and more Alaska fishing towns can get on board.

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  16. Nome gets fresh review as possible US Arctic portRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Federal officials will take another look at the historic Alaska community of Nome as a possible port serving ships heading for the Arctic. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has signed an agreement with the city of Nome to examine whether benefits justify costs of navigation improvements, said Bruce Sexauer, chief of civil works for the Corps' Alaska District.

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  17. Districts try to trim overhead as enrollment, budgets declineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Cutting principal positions from the schools lowered administrative costs for the Kodiak Island Borough School District according to Superintendent Larry LeDoux. Last year, the district of 2,420 students, spread out hundreds of miles from Akhiok on the southern end to Ouzinkie in the north, lost $1.9 million in its operating budget.

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  18. Senate Education chairman wants budget by April 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    From left, Alaska state Sens. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, and Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, sit in the House chamber to hear Gov. Bill Walker deliver his annual State of the State address on Jan. 18, 2017. After several years of budgets passing late and forcing education pink slip notices, Stevens, the Senate Education Committee chair, is introducing a bill to mandate an education budget by April 1. April 1 would become a new self-imposed deadline for the Alaska Legislature to pass the education budget if a bill pre-filed by Sen. Gary Stevens becomes law.

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  19. Interior Dept. eyes land swap for road in Izembek refugeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Interior Department will explore a land exchange that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska. An agreement expected to be signed this month calls for the King Cove Corp., an Alaska Native village corporation, to identify up to 0.8 square miles of its land that could be swapped for equal-value land within Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

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  20. Year in Review: As salmon booms, whitefish and crab take sharp turn downRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Dismally low halibut numbers were found in surveys and announced last month by the International Pacific Halibut Commission, but final allocation decisions won't be revealed until Jan. 22-26 when the commission meets in Portland, Ore. Scientists at the International Pacific Halibut Commission interim meeting in Seattle revealed that survey results showed halibut numbers were down 23 percent from last summer, and the total biomass or weight had dropped 10 percent.

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