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NMFS report says American fish stocks improving all over, but New England still bad
BOSTON (AP) — A record number of fish populations have been rebuilt in U.S waters, even as problems continue to threaten the future of the high-profile New England fishing industry, according to a federal report released Monday. Six species that were once considered overfished have rebuilt to optimal population levels in waters from the Bering Sea to the Atlantic Coast, according to the annual report to Congress b...
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Eagle River man mauled
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage police say a 57-year-old Eagle River man was taken to a hospital and treated for wounds from a grizzly bear. KTUU-TV reports Howard Meyer was hiking Saturday near his home about three-quarters of a mile off Eagle River Road when he saw the bear, estimated at 800 pounds, about 50 feet away. The bear huffed and stomped. Meyer ran until he tripped and fell. Police Lt. Dave Parker said the b...
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Study: Halibut commission needs reform
A new analysis of the International Pacific Halibut Commission has revealed major problems with the way the organization operates. A review published April 30 by Concur Inc. and first covered by the Alaska Journal of Commerce recommends the commission deliberate in public and elevate the importance of tribes in its deliberations. Concur found the commission also needs to improve its public communication and find w...
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Alaska Airlines unveils a big fish
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Airlines has come up with another big fuselage fish. The 129-foot salmon is the result of a joint effort between Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The design is intended to promote Alaska seafood and the airlines’ role in getting it to market. The new design was unveiled Monday and replaces an earlier version unveiled in 2005. Like the earlier one, it is an image o...
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Homer author makes a romantic spark
HOMER (AP) — Many new writers count themselves lucky to publish a novel with a small press publisher. Homer writer Jennifer Bernard hit a trifecta with not one, but three novels, all published in mass-market paperback by Avon Romance, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. On the strength of her first novel, "The Fireman Who Loved Me," Bernard signed a three-book contract to deliver two more books in her Bachelor...
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Grant will help jig fishermen improve fish sale prices
A $90,000 grant will help Kodiak jig fishermen get better prices and opportunities when they catch Pacific cod and rockfish. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council received the grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on April 30. The grant is one of 18 awarded from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Fisheries Innovation Fund. In total, $1.55 million was awarded to different organizations to s...
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3 rescued from shipboard ammonia leak
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has medevaced three crew members from a Bering Sea fishing vessel that reported an ammonia leak. Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Devuyst said the trio from the 218-foot catcher-processor Alaska Juris were reported in good condition Thursday evening after they were reportedly exposed to the ammonia. He did not know their symptoms. He said a Coast Guard helicopter flew them to ...
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Coast Guard commandant says Healy's Nome mission was almost missed by other requests
In a Wednesday morning hearing on the 2013 Coast Guard budget, Adm. Robert Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, revealed that the icebreaker Healy’s daring trip to Nome almost didn’t happen. “In fact, we lucked out because the National Science Foundation lost their lease for the Swedish icebreaker they were using to break out McMurdo in Antarctica this year,” Papp said. “They came to me and asked if we would chang...
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Alaska Supreme Court considers redistricting arguments today
JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court is preparing to consider arguments over a plan to change the state's legislative boundaries in a case that will affect upcoming elections. Attorneys for two Fairbanks-area residents challenging Alaska's redistricting plan say the court should allow this year's elections to be conducted under the existing configuration, rather than one they deem unconstitutional. The court mus...
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Boom operator killed while working in Seward harbor
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 52-year-old California man died when his boom truck tipped as he loaded fishing equipment onto a vessel in the Seward small boat harbor. The Anchorage Daily News ( http://bit.ly/JpD3Pl ) reports Felix Morales fell 23 feet from the truck cab onto the deck of the fishing boat and suffered a head injury. Morales' hometown was not immediately available. Lt. Louis Tiner says police took the call on t...
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