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Fishing industry skills survey online until March 6th

Fishing industry advocates and educators are encouraging Alaska permit-holders and crew to take part in a short, online survey about the skills needed for a successful fishing business. It’s part of the University of Alaska’s Fisheries Seafood Maritime Initiative. Called Fizzmi for short, the effort is ultimately aimed at developing training opportunities and other programs and policies that support fishing and maritime businesses and employees in Alaska.Fishermen can take the survey until March 6th. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Tory Baker, the University’s Marine Advisory Program Agent in Cordova.

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Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.
Business and community leaders in Southeast Alaska are looking into how other ferry systems are operated around the world and a different way of managing Alaska’s ferries. The annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg in September focused on the first steps of a project to reform the state ferry system, find efficiencies and keep ferries running between coastal communities despite the state’s budget crisis. more

Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

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Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday, September 21, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marine Highway System. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Mallott Tuesday about some of those topics, along with logging of Alaska Mental Health Trust Land near Petersburg. more