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Fisheries

Fisheries

Halibut harvests headed lower? Halibut harvest quotas will likely be headed lower, based on fisheries survey data and analyses of the 2019 harvest provided to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, or IPHC. Halibut stocks are down 4 percent and the […]

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Energy

Energy

Lower power line repair costs? Homer Electric Assoc. is now replacing power transmission poles along the “SQ Line” damaged by the big Kenai Peninsula wildfire last summer. The good news is that it appears only seven to nine poles need […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

92 tracts sold in NPR-A sale Ninety two tracts were bid on in the NPR-A lease sale for an apparent total of $11.27 million in cash bonus bids. The bidding covered 1 million acres. In a state lease sale on […]

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Business Summaries

Business Summaries

Governor’s proposed budget may trigger new credit downgrade Alaska may face another downgrade in its credit rating due to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s continued quest for a “full” Permanent Fund Dividend at the expense of traditional public services in the state […]

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Transportation

Transportation

Six of 11 ferry vessels now down Six of 11 state ferry vessels have been pulled from service to due lack of funds for major maintenance, the Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities said. The latest development is the […]

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Energy

Energy

Geothermal at Makushin Volcano Unalaska’s Native village corporation, Ounalashka Corporation, has teamed up with Fairbanks-based Chena Power, led by energy entrepreneur Bernie Karl, to develop geothermal power at Makushin Volcano near Unalaska. The plan is to build a 30 megawatt […]

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Minerals

Minerals

Final EIS on Ambler road The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will issue the final Environmental Impact Statement, or FEIS, for the Ambler industrial road in February. The original target was December. Traditionally a federal Record of Decision, a final […]

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