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Moratorium on vessel discharges passed in U.S. Senate

...of the EPA's Clean Water Act that would change discharge regulations for fishing vessels shorter than 79 feet and fish processors. United Fishermen of Alaska Executive Director Julianne Curry said she expects the House to pass the measure on Thursday...
State actions destroyed profitable fisheries

...product. That totals a billion dollars a year lost to the villages of Kodiak Island, Homer and Seldovia. Thousands of fish processors lost their jobs and had to relocate. Hundreds of fishermen including me lost our boats and gear totaling over a billion...
Hundreds testify to BOF

...Port of Homer is operates as an enterprise fund. We have about 170 accounts where with fishing vessels, tenders and fish processors which participate directly in the Cook Inlet drift fishery," he said. "This generates about $900,000 a year...
Local fish processors adapt to changes

A decade ago, Fred West at the Tustumena Smokehouse in Soldotna, made his money processing sport and commercially caught fish from Cook Inlet.
Other reasons for bacteria in the water

...just small stringy guts. Well, it is not a big leap on my brains part to know that there are several commercial fish processors working on the river and dumping this stuff in the river. And wonder of all wonders, it is happening primarily during...
Fish processors and local residents square off on new waste rules

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Pat Jirschele's beach-front home is often filled with the putrid smell of dead fish, waste from the five local fish processing plants.
Salmon processing should keep pace with summer catch

State fisheries officials say a survey of fish processors in Alaska shows that salmon purchasing and processing capacity for the 2007 season is expected to exceed projected statewide harvests...
Russian processors seek entry to pink salmon fishery

PETERSBURG (AP) -- A Seattle-based company wants a state permit to bring up to eight Russian fish processors into Alaska waters this summer, but U.S. processors say they will protest the entry. Global Seafoods North America wants to...
Fishers gear up for 'Kenai Wild'

...ignore. This week begins the earliest stages of a marketing campaign that several Cook Inlet commercial fishers, fish processors and Kenai Peninsula Borough officials hope eventually will have domestic seafood purveyors touting "K-E-N-A-I...
Composting company puts processor waste, beetle kill to good use

...beetle-killed spruce trees on the peninsula and what a fire hazard they represent. At the same time we?ve got fish processors getting in trouble for not properly disposing of their waste materials,? he said. So Kinneen and the others...


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