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U.S. Senate introduces legislation to fight illegal fishing
KODIAK — Alaska’s two senators have signed on to legislation that would bar pirate fishing vessels from U.S. ports, and keep them from offloading their catch. The Pirate Fishing Elimination Act, introduced by Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye, implements an international agreement that Inouye’s office said is aimed at helping U.S. fishermen and consumers by keeping illegally caught fish from entering the global...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Pacific Fishery Management Council sets 2012 harvest quotas
KODIAK — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council wraps up its December meeting today in Anchorage, but its biggest agenda item — setting 2012 catch limits — has already been crossed off. In work Saturday and Sunday, the council approved total allowable catch limits for various fisheries in both the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. In the Gulf of Alaska, the allowable pollock catch will be 116,444 tons, up 21 pe...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska judge rules against Petersburg redistricting lawsuit
JUNEAU (AP) — A state court judge on Monday ruled against the city of Petersburg in its challenge to Alaska's newly drawn political boundaries. Petersburg argued that the new House District 32 in southeast Alaska is not "compact" under the state constitution. But Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy, in a written order, said it is compact enough to satisfy constitutional requirements, and he found in favor of the...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA delays decision on listing seals as endangered
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The federal government will delay a decision on listing two northern seals as threatened species because of climate change but will take another look at the status of a third seal it previously rejected. The fisheries section of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed Monday it is seeking a six-month delay in deciding the status of ringed seals and two populations of bearded ...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bethel judge again accused of misconduct
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A District Court judge in Bethel is again accused of improper conduct, 2 1/2 years after he was suspended by the Alaska Supreme Court for inappropriate contact with a witness. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct says Judge Dennis Cummings engaged in off-bench communications in two criminal cases in June that could be viewed as aiding the prosecution in criminal matters. The commission's compl...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard blotter — Dec. 9
Dec. 2 Marine Safety Unit Valdez continues to monitor the salvage of the landing craft Sound Developer in Cordova. The vessel was raised at the dock by Global Diving and Salvage in advance of being towed to Ocean Dock Yard to have oil contamination removed and disposed. The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Cordova are working with Global Diving and Salvage to see the ves...
Dec 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather Channel happy with "Coast Guard Alaska" TV ratings
KODIAK — It’s five weeks since The Weather Channel premiered “Coast Guard Alaska,” and the station couldn’t be happier with the results. According to figures released by the channel, the show filmed in Kodiak and at Coast Guard stations across Alaska is the Weather Channel’s highest-rated in prime time this season. Maureen Marshall, public relations director for the channel, wrote in an email that the fourth episo...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Pacific Fishery Management Council begins meet today in Anchorage
KODIAK — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council begins its winter meeting at 8 a.m. today in Anchorage. The council, the governing body for most federal fisheries issues near Alaska, is expected to hear governmental reports for much of the day before addressing Pacific cod jig fishery management this afternoon. The council will work through Tuesday, and its deliberations will be webcast at http://www.fakr.no...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard flies from Kodiak to help disabled ship
KODIAK — An HC-130 airplane and a helicopter from Air Station Kodiak took off Monday afternoon to help the cargo vessel Morning Cedar, which was reported disabled west of Adak that morning. About 8:30 a.m., the master of the 650-foot ship radioed that the 23-person crew was unable to repair a hydraulic leak, and the ship’s rudder was stuck hard to starboard. At the time, the Morning Cedar was northeast of Tanaga I...
Dec 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cold climate center develops plans for new type of wall
The Alaska Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks has developed plans for a new type of energy efficient wall that provides better insulation and moisture protection than traditional building techniques. Called the REMOTE (Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-insulation Technique), the wall has 2/3 to 3/4 of its insulation outside a vapor barrier. Putting most of the insulation outside the barrier ensu...
Dec 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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