Fisheries

Federal government moves toward Cook Inlet oil lease sale

By Sabine Poux, KDLL – Soldotna – January 15, 2021 Cook Inlet oil platforms are visible from shore near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk) The federal government has released a draft environmental impact statement on an oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet, tentatively scheduled for late 2021. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is planning …

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Under new ownership, Peter Pan says it will focus on value added products

By ISABELLE ROSS • January 13, 2021 One of the largest seafood companies in the world has sold Peter Pan Seafoods to three private equity groups. The sale comes after years of struggle for the seafood processor, which has a big footprint in Alaska. But the new owners are optimistic. The Peter Pan Seafoods plant in Dillingham.PHOTO: PETER PAN SEAFOODS. Peter Pan, …

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Sen. Micciche to re-introduce permit buyback program for Cook Inlet

by Sabine Poux–KDLL District O Sen. Peter Micciche prefiled SB 29 Friday. The 32nd legislative sessions starts next week. Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche is again moving to establish a buyback program for set-net permits in Cook Inlet. The program would reduce the number of commercial set-net fishermen on the east side of the inlet. Proponents of the bill, like …

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