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Fisheries development tax credit making progress in state legislature

State lawmakers are looking at extending and expanding a tax credit for shoreside seafood processors in Alaska. Alaska has given tax credits to salmon processors that invest in new equipment for nearly 20 years. That program was expanded back in 2014 to include herring processors. Senate Bill 33 would extend that program through 2026, but it would also go further …

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Over a dozen Alaskan fisheries receive disaster designations from U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce approved disaster designations for over a dozen fisheries in Alaska late last week. Salmon fisheries from the Yukon River to Prince William Sound and the Eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab fishery were cited in the department’s list – so is the Gulf of Alaska’s cod fishery for 2020.   The last time the Gulf of Alaska’s …

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After a yearlong closure, Tanner crab season makes a comeback off Kodiak Island

Dave Kubiak spent a recent rainy Thursday stacking the deck of his boat, the Laura Lee, with crab pots in preparation for Kodiak’s Tanner crab season. According to him, the night before the season is always exciting. “We’ll leave in sufficient time to get there and to go someplace and anchor up,” he said. “And then wait for the morning …

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