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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...for 2011 and 2012; and the 2012 declaration was made for Cook Inlet, according to a letter from Rebecca Blank, acting secretary of commerce, to Gov. Sean Parnell. Runs on each of those rivers were well below average.When the disaster declaration...
Disaster declared: Cook Inlet salmon run nets designation

Help may be on the way for local fishermen, however aid could take months to materialize. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank determined that three regions of the Alaska chinook salmon fishery qualified as disaster regions after...
Fish board hearing slated

...It's not going to give complete representation of the concerns of the peninsula people," he said. Dwight Kramer, acting secretary for the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition, said when the Board of Fisheries sent representatives to the Kenai Peninsula...
Delegation supports Cook Inlet disaster declaration

...Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, wrote Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank about their concerns. The three echoed much of what Parnell said in his Aug. 16 letter...
Cook Inlet disaster declaration granted

Help may be on the way for local commercial fisherman after the acting Secretary of Commerce declared a commercial fishery failure for the Cook Inlet. In her letter to Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell secretary Rebbeca...
Better alternatives to fisheries observer program

...Senators Murkowski and Begich and Congressman Young, supported the fishermen's request in a strongly worded letter to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, urging delayed deployment on small vessels until NMFS resolves outstanding deployment...
House denies funding for state fishery disasters

...receive funds related to the fishery disaster declared last fall," Anderson wrote.U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank issued a resource disaster designation for the Yukon River, Kuskokwim River and Cook Inlet king salmon...
Group casts for members

...know the people involved. "The entire board of directors will be there," said Dwight Kramer, a board member and acting secretary. "It's an opportunity for the public to come and ask questions and get familiar with organization goals and objectives...
Council wants local Board of Fish meeting

...the Board of Fisheries), the board agreed the next meeting would be on the Kenai Peninsula,? Dwight Kramer, acting secretary of the Kenai Area Fisherman?s Coalition, told the Kenai City Council on Wednesday. ?In October, we found...


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