Brian Stacy has resigned from his post as vice president of the Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen's Association, citing a lack of support from the organization in his Dec. 27 announcement. Stacy was featured in a recent New Times article ("Fishing unfriendly waters," Dec. 20) for his efforts to negotiate payments for fishermen to cover disruptions suspected to have been caused by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's seismic tests.
A college professor who studies food systems is putting his money where his brain is. Nic Mink has spent the past two summers in Sitka meeting fishermen and learning about the economy salmon trolling. Now, he's launched a business to connect individual boats with consumers in the Midwest.
Alaska's statewide commercial fishing trade association has hired Julianne Curry as its Executive Director. Curry, who participates in longline fisheries, has worked for UFA member group Petersburg Vessel Owners Association for six years. The UFA board selected Ms. Curry at its annual fall meeting in Anchorage. Curry had served on the UFA Executive Committee as UFA Subsistence Chair for 5 years and most recently as UFA's PR/Membership chair. Curry will be based in Juneau for the legislative sessions and will begin the position on January 1, 2013.
A bill that will provide funding for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy and that also includes $150 million for fisheries disaster relief will now be voted on in two parts, leaving the fate of funds for local fishing grounds up in the air until Jan. 15, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR — A series of forums seeking public input into the state of the Maine lobster industry are getting under way.
NEW ORLEANS — Gulf of Mexico shrimpers have filed petitions with the federal government seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports. The move came several weeks after Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hailed a House bill that included a provision to increase U.S. Customs and Border Protection's powers to combat illegal imports.
KENAI - Travis Every spent June and July standing at his family's setnet sites watching the sockeye salmon jump in their rush toward the Kenai River.
Martin Luther Stewart Sr. felt "blessed" to make his living on the river.
He died there Wednesday after the 19-foot skiff he was on with fellow fisherman Vincent Chaplin capsized.
Sea Eagle Market owner Craig Reaves, who hired Stewart a few months ago, recalled gathering oysters with him last Sunday.
"He looked at me and said 'you know most people go to work because they have to. Me and you are blessed because we get to do something we love.'"
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