National Fisherman

Salmonstock: Three days of fish, fun and music presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation successfully brought together over 5,000 wild salmon supporters in Ninilchik this weekend.
 
08.05.13 salmonstockThe Alaskan celebration featured over 50 bands on four stages, the creations of talented Alaskan visual artists and opportunities for attendees to take “salmon action” and learn about Alaska’s renewable resources.
 
One of the most memorable moments of the weekend was when over 500 participants joined together to send a clear message of support for wild Alaskan salmon. Homer artist Mavis Muller arranged eager volunteers in a human mosaic before the aircraft came into position for photographer Carl Johnson to capture the moment. 
 
The center of the design was created with colored fabric and the lettering made with alder branches. Alder is a shrub that grows along salmon spawning streams and is sustained by the nutrient rich carcasses of salmon.
 
“Art is communication,” Muller explains. “With our art we can inspire the world to rise to the challenges we face in sustaining Alaska’s healthy salmon and productive fisheries. We can inspire new possibilities and have fun doing it.”
 
 
The aircraft was piloted by Mike Neese
Photo credit: Carl Johnson
Art coordination:  Mavis Muller

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

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Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.

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Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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