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Kenai Chamber honors community leaders

...make living in Kenai the joy that it is. My congratulations to TEAM Zirul." Warton presented his Presidents Award to Arni Thomson, "In today's polarized and fractious world it's rare to find an organization or individual that advocates for...
State says proposed setnet initiative won't be on ballot

...decision. "We are elated by Lieutenant Governor Treadwell's decision to not certify this job-killing measure," said Arni Thomson, executive director of the Alaska Salmon Alliance. "Though it was highly unlikely to ever pass, the Set Netter Ban...
Fish board meeting touches on Cook Inlet, Kenai River issues

...included South K-Beach Independent Setnet Association's Paul Shadura, Alaska Salmon Alliance Executive Director Arni Thomson, Cook Inlet fisherman Roland Maw, and others.Molly Dischner can be reached at molly.dischner@alaskajournal...
Proposed setnet ban draws fire

...of all of the Cook Inlet user groups. "I just think the whole measure is audacious," said ASA executive director Arni Thomson. "He we are in the 21st century, a number of resource industries up here in Alaska are pulling together and having...
Fishing groups file opposition to proposed setnet ban

...due, the state is likely to receive additional opinions on the initiative. Alaska Salmon Alliance Executive Director Arni Thomson said his organization would also provide the state with a review of the initiative. "Alaska Salmon Alliance is very...
Lt. Gov rejects setnet ban petition

...release. "We are elated by Lieutenant Governor Treadwell's decision to not certify this job-killing measure," said Arni Thomson, Executive Director of the Alaska Salmon Alliance, according to the media release. "Though it was highly unlikely...
Group behind setnet ban initiative files appeal

...Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly also officially opposed the initiative. Alaska Salmon Alliance's Executive Director Arni Thomson said he was disappointed in the decision to appeal. "We agree with the attorney general's well reasoned legal advice...
Parnell takes on 'fish wars': Governor wants competing sport, commercial divisions work together on fishery management

...other, why are we focused on the smaller one?" After the announcement, United Fishermen of Alaska executive director Arni Thomson said he was glad Parnell was taking on the conflicts in Southcentral. "In a number of cases, you're dealing with...
Fishing industry back restoration of Coastal Management program

...hopeful the Legislature would restore it on its own or with the prompting of the initiative process. UFA President Arni Thomson, a crab fisherman, said the initiative might not be the only way to restore the program. "The current ballot initiative...
Alaska exports see record year

...this directly benefits Alaska's communities that share in production," said United Fishermen of Alaska President Arni Thomson. Energy exports declined by 7.3 percent to $387 million after ConocoPhillips shut down its liquefied natural gas...


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