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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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