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Salmon processors boost prices amid favorable markets for sockeye

Salmon processors in Bristol Bay are boosting the prices per pound for sockeye amid favorable markets. Preliminary data released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in November, suggests better prices and increased demand over 2020’s salmon season. That improvement extends beyond Bristol Bay, as more fisheries across the state had better harvests this year.

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CEO Norm Van Vactor reflects on tenure at BBEDC, as the search for a new leader begins

Van Vactor started as CEO in 2013, a role he said allowed him to get involved in issues he was passionate about, like Pebble Mine and permit retention among local fishermen.

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Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has chosen a replacement for Board of Fisheries member Bill Brown from Juneau who resigned last month. The Governor has tapped Reed Moriski from Fairbanks to serve out the remainder of Brown's term that expires in June of next year.

Bethel Teens Rescued By the Alaska National Guard

Jan 31, 2013
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The Alaska National Guard rescued 2 teenagers on Wednesday near Bethel after they got stranded on Monday.  The teens, age 18 and 16, were on a day hunt near Bethel when they got caught in a blizzard and lost cell phone service.

An effort is underway in the Alaska Legislature to find money to finish construction of the engineering buildings on the 2 largest campus's in the University of Alaska system.     

A effort has been started in the Alaska Legislature to remove references to mental retardation from state policies.     

Hooper Bay Man Charged with Importing Alcohol

Jan 30, 2013

A man from Hooper Bay has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle alcohol into the local option community of Hooper Bay.

A man from Kodiak has been charged with unlawful of landing of salmon in Bristol Bay.  

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