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Coast Guard Blotter — Oct. 28
Oct. 24 A 911 dispatch call notified District 17 command center watchstanders of a 34-year-old man recovered from 20 feet of water after an apparent dive accident while fishing for sea cucumbers in Funter Bay. At the time of notification the man had been unresponsive for 20 minutes and was 45 minutes from arriving at Auke Bay near Juneau. Sector Juneau watchstanders started a communications check-in schedule with ...
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Study: Fukushima radiation diluted by Pacific Ocean currents
KODIAK — A new report from the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety says contamination from the Fukushima disaster in Japan was the biggest nuclear contamination of the sea in history. Despite that, the IRSN said there should be no long-term effects in the Pacific Ocean, where radioactive cesium levels are expected to return to conditions resembling the early 1960s, when widespread atmospheric ...
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Petition to restore Alaska coastal management program picks up momentum
KODIAK — A statewide petition campaign to reinstate an Alaska coastal management program is gaining steam as the next session of the Alaska Legislature approaches. The coastal management program, run by the state of Alaska and used to give communities an opportunity to weigh in on federal development issues, was discontinued after 34 years when the Legislature failed to reauthorize it. In response, Juneau Mayor Br...
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspected drift-net ship had more sharks aboard than thought (VIDEO)
JUNEAU (AP) — Federal authorities say a ship seized for illegal fishing captured nearly twice as many sharks as initially believed. NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Julie Speegle says scientists counted 54 carcasses while taking tissue samples. Authorities initially said 30 sharks were aboard the vessel Bangun Perkasa, which was seized by the Coast Guard last month after a report that it had been illegally fishing with ...
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak-area Tanner crab GHL set at 950,000 pounds
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released guideline harvest levels for the tanner crab season that opens Jan. 15. GHLs, determined by annual surveys and state statute-defined formulae, set how much fish or crab fishermen can harvest during a particular season. In the Kodiak Management District, the GHL has been set at 950,000 pounds of tanner crab. That’s less than last year’s GHL of 1.49 millio...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska House education chairman visits Kodiak schools
KODIAK — High winds kept Rep. Alan Dick from visiting rural schools Tuesday, but the chairman of the Alaska House Education Committee said he’s already impressed with Kodiak. Dick was invited to Kodiak Island by the borough school district, which paid for a plane ticket from Anchorage and a one-night hotel stay. Schools superintendent Stewart McDonald said the investment is well worth it if it means the Alaska Leg...
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Study finds Alaska oil taxes and proposed changes are flawed
FAIRBANKS (AP) — A study by an independent oil and gas consultant is critical of Alaska’s oil tax structure, but also finds flaws in legislation that proposes to make changes. The Alaska Legislature paid $32,250 for access to the study and five others by oil and gas consultant Pedro van Meurs. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the study is covered by copyright but van Meurs allowed reporters to review it. Am...
Oct 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Fish haven't been forced north by warming ocean
ANCHORAGE (AP) — As scientists observed climate warming in the Bering Sea, they suspected valuable commercial fish species such as Pacific cod and walleye pollock would move north toward the Bering Strait and into the Arctic Ocean. But that’s likely decades off, according to one surprising result from a study of the sea north of the Aleutian Islands. Scientists say a pool of cold water in the northern Bering Sea h...
Oct 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halibut issues loom large at North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting
KODIAK — With halibut issues at the forefront, it was a case of resolution delayed, not denied, at this month’s North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting. Gathered in Dutch Harbor, NPFMC members heard as the National Marine Fisheries Service asked to delay discussion of a controversial halibut catch share plan that would have affected sport fishermen throughout Southcentral Alaska. It’s a plan that could ha...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corp. board of directors meets in Anchorage
KODIAK — The Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors will hold a special meeting in Anchorage today to approve modified bylaws for the state-owned operation. Arthur Isham, director of contracts, logistics and administration for the corporation, said the meeting is about extending CEO Dale Nash’s authority to accept contracts that pay the corporation. Right now, the corporation’s board of directors must app...
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