Alaska/Pacific Coast

State recommends against dueling Nushagak annexation efforts
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – June 18, 2016
Years-in-the-making requests from two Bristol Bay towns to annex Nushagak fishing grounds to collect more revenue from the fishery may have hit a wall this month.
http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/rural-alaska/2016/06/18/state-recommends-against-dueling-nushagak-annexation-efforts/

Copper River sets base salmon price
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – June 17, 2016
As fishing starts in various parts of Bristol Bay, one processor is taking a new approach to pricing: posting them each week.
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1624copper_river_sets_base_salmon_price

PWS harvest tops 1.5 million salmon
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – June 20, 2016
Wild Alaska salmon harvests are growing rapidly, with preliminary state commercial harvest figures showing upwards of 1.5 million fish delivered in Prince William Sound, and nearly 4 million fish statewide.
http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1625pws-harvest-tops-15-million-salmon

High costs discourage young Alaskans from commercial fishing
Dan Joling – June 20, 2016
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — Austin Sollars got his first paid commercial fishing job at 11, baiting hooks on a 74-foot halibut schooner that fished off the Aleutian Islands. Along with his father, he was part of a crew of nine, and he returned home with more than $30,000.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/3e83063b72bf44a8bed206c801a0b15c/high-costs-discourage-young-alaskans-commercial-fishing

Politics

With a threat of PFD cuts, governor calls Legislature back for another special session
Alaska Dispatch News by Nathaniel Herz – June 19, 2016
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday made good on his threat to call lawmakers back to Juneau for another special session on his deficit-reduction package, demanding they return in July to consider tax and Permanent Fund legislation.
http://www.adn.com/politics/2016/06/19/alaska-gov-walker-to-lawmakers-see-you-in-july/

Environment/Science

UW’s oceanographic research vessel takes a break to get shipshape
Seattle Times – June 16, 2016
After 25 years of ocean research, the Thomas G. Thompson, the workhorse ship for the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography, gets a midlife overhaul.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/uws-oceanographic-research-vessel-takes-a-break-to-get-shipshape/

Friends and Followers of PSPA:

On Friday, June 17th Vince O’Shea advised PSPA that he will be leaving next month to attend to family matters on the east coast. Vince has been a valued employee at PSPA since 2012, we will miss him and we regret his departure. Vince is well known as a friend to many in Alaska, and to all of us at PSPA.

We wish Vince and his family all the best in the future.

Glenn Reed
PSPA

 

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June 20, 2016