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Young to take lead on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

Alaska's fishing interests will still be well represented in Washington, D.C., despite a recent shuffling of the legislative deck after former Sen. Mark Begich lost his re-election bid and his chairmanship of a key Senate subcommittee.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-23/young-to-take-lead-on-magnuson-steve
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EPA fishing vessel discharge exemption still in limbo

...said Murkowski in a formal statement. During a February Senate subcommittee hearing, representatives from United Fishermen of Alaska, the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association said that a permanent fix is needed.At the hearing, United...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-30/epa-fishing-vessel-discharge-exempti
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Moratorium on vessel discharges passed in U.S. Senate

...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. Curry said the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-10/moratorium-on-vessel-discharges-pass
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Kenai man named 'Fisherman of the Year'

...was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended 40th Anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska - but when a table mate leaned over and said "Boy that's great," to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-04-0
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Court hears oral arguments on whether or not banning setnets considered an appropriation

...room for the public to participate in fish and wildlife management," he said.Jerry McCune, president of United Fishermen of Alaska and a member of Resources for All Alaskans, a nonprofit that filed an amicus brief in the case supporting and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-22/court-hears-oral-arguments-on-whethe
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New group defends Treadwell in setnet ban initiative case

...Board members include Kodiak setnetter and North Pacific Fishery Management Council member Duncan Fields, United Fishermen of Alaska President and Cordova District Fishermen United President Jerry McCune and Trident Seafood Executive Vice President...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-06/new-group-defends-treadwell-in-setne
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Senate committee hears second day of testimony from Cook Inlet fishers

Testimony continued Wednesday before the Senate Resources committee as representatives from several Upper Cook Inlet and statewide fishing-related organizations testified on perspectives and issues involved in areas fisheries. Committee chair, Sen.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-26/senate-committee-hears-second-day-of
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New fisheries advocacy group plots strategy

Resources for All Alaskans, a group formed to combat an proposed initiative to ban commercial setnet fishing in certain parts of the state, met in Kenai to talk strategy with several local fishing groups after being dealt a blow when an Alaska Superior Court judge ruled that it could not intervene in a lawsuit over the initiative.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-24/new-fisheries-advocacy-group-plots-s
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Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

Editor's note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon." Previous stories may be found at www.peninsulaclarion.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-14/management-challenge-fish-wars-escal
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Sport group targets set netters

The group has changed names, expanded its mission and has members associated with another controversial sportfishing association but the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance has not deviated from its original goal ­­- to shut down setnetting in the Cook Inlet. The group filed a ballot initiative application Wednesday that seeks to ban setnetting in what it defines as "urban" parts of the state including the entire Cook Inlet, Valdez, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-07-4
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