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  1. Ocean conditions throw uncertainty into salmon forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    After last year's disastrously low pink salmon runs to drainages all across the Gulf of Alaska, the forecasts offer a little more hope for the 2017 season. Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers in Southeast are predicting a strong pink year, with 43 million fish set to return, slightly greater than the recent 10-year average of 39 million fish.

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  2. Movers and Shakers for March 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Craig Crawford has been named president and chief executive officer of Bristol Bay Native Corp. subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company LLC. Crawford joins Peak from CH2M, where he was vice president of Alaska construction for the energy and industry group.

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  3. IPHC sets 2017 halibut harvest, adopts charter rules and allocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Halibut are offloaded last June in Kodiak. For the third year in a row the halibut harvest will increase following a decade of dramatic cuts.

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  4. After years of cuts, ADFG budget gets slight bump for FY18Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The F/V Tessara Morgan, left, ties up to the Norquest Seafood's tender Cloverleaf as a 250-ton catch of herring is pumped during the Togiak herring fishery. Fishermen will face a lower harvest quota next year in the state's largest herring fishery because budget cuts forced the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to eliminate its annual survey and go to a conservative estimate of abundance instead.

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  5. Commerce secretary declares pink salmon disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Pink salmon fishermen in Alaska may get a break from the federal government after outgoing Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker declared a diaster for the 2016 season in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker granted Gov. Bill Walker's request for a declaration of a disaster for Alaska's pink salmon fishery on Wednesday along with eight other salmon and crab fisheries along the West Coast.

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  6. Council cracks up over catch sharesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    After four years of work on a Gulf of Alaska catch share program, the process was abruptly halted by Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten.

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

    Jan 3, 2017 | 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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  8. Governor's budget would cut DOT jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The proposed cuts in Gov. Bill Walker's fiscal year 2018 budget would fall heavily across the state, including broad reductions to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' design department. The $4.2 billion draft budget released Dec. 15 would cut 76 positions from the department, primarily engineers, interns and other staff from the internal design division.

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  9. Gulf rationalization dies a quiet deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gulf of Alaska trawlers march in Kodiak last June to protest a proposed catch share plan that would have allocated bycatch quota without the same for their direct harvest of species such as pollock and Pacific cod. At the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's most recent meeting all the proposals were tabled indefinitely.

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  10. 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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  11. Halibut stock stable, flat harvest likelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Halibut is offloaded at the Pacific Seafoods plant in Kodiak this past June. With the halibut stock stabilizing and bycatch at a historic low point, fishery biologists are optimistic that the worst of a decade-long decline in the harvest has passed.

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  12. 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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  13. Changing climate could help or harm salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect the waters Alaska salmon call home, for better or worse. A first of its kind study now details the potential changes for Southeast Alaska, and how people can plan ahead to protect the fish.

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  14. Candidates talk fish in KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    At a forum sponsored by some of the North Pacific's most powerful fishing trade organizations, four congressional hopefuls lined up in Kodiak on Oct. 12 to field questions on the commercial fishing industry. For incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, it served as an opportunity to remind fishermen that she knows their complex and often fractured industry, and reiterate that the United Fishermen of Alaska, the state's largest industry group, has long backed her campaign.

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  15. Popular fisheries debate set for Oct. 12 in KodiakRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide radio audience has once again attracted a full slate of political hopefuls to Kodiak for its popular fisheries debate. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, five candidates for U.S. Senate will travel to the nation's No.

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  16. Disastrous harvest for pink salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Pink salmon showed up at a rate of about a third of what was forecast in the preseason for Alaska, leaving biologists scratching their heads, fishermen with empty nets and the governor seeking a federal disaster declaration. Around the state, biologists are unsure of what led to the lowest pink salmon harvest since the 1970s in a season that led Gov. Bill Walker to seek a disaster declaration from the federal government to bail out beleaguered pink fishermen.

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  17. Walker requests disaster declaration for humpy fisheryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The pink salmon disaster declaration, should it occur, won't set a precedent. Alaska received $20.8 million in federal money for fishery failures due to three years of low king salmon returns on the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and in the Cook Inlet region.

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  18. 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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  19. Fish Factor: Pinks end season on a low note as other fisheries heat upRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska's fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water, or gearing up for even more openers in just a few weeks.

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  20. State certifies District 40 election results but recount imminentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    "I can safely say they will ask for a recount," said Maridon Boario, a staffer for Nageak, by phone on Tuesday afternoon. The four-vote margin is significant because five ballots from Nageak's House District 40, which covers the North Slope, remain uncounted.

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