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Boat and Ship Building Sector in Alaska Poised for Growth None 

Boat and Ship Building Sector in Alaska Poised for Growth

The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, released the first in a series of reports examining several emerging economic sectors in Alaska. The report focuses on Alaska’s promising boat and ship building sector.

Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director None 

Alaska Resource Education Announces New Executive Director

Ella comes to ARE with over 25 years’ experience in Alaska resource industries. She brings experience in mining as well as oil and gas, most recently as Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Statoil Alaska.

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed? None 

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

Salmon arrive at many crossroads during their migrations back to birth streams. One third of all the water in Alaska proper drains into the Yukon. The basin receives water from 330,000 square miles of mountain and muskeg that take up as much space as Turkey.

Fishing Industry Update None 

Fishing Industry Update

Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is very important to the health of Alaska’s economy. The industry has seen a decrease in jobs for the past two years.

 The World’s Best Aerial Firefighting Machine Returns to Chile None 

The World’s Best Aerial Firefighting Machine Returns to Chile

Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and global aerial services company that has fought fires for nearly 50 years, has returned to serve the citizens of Chile in the Bío Bío Region.

Boatyard Operations None 

Boatyard Operations

Boatyards and shipyards deal with a plethora of requirements to sustain their operations, which are critical to the communities they serve. Their operational processes and costs include maintaining equipment, supplies, labor, customer service, and workers compensation and other insurance.

Alaska mariculture projects receive federal funding None 

Alaska mariculture projects receive federal funding

Alaska Sea Grant has received funding to help marine aquaculture businesses in the state find good locations, obtain geoduck seeds and avoid shutdowns after heavy rains.

10th Annual Salmon Symposium Nov. 8-9 None 

10th Annual Salmon Symposium Nov. 8-9

The Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership is hosting the tenth annual Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium on Nov. 8-9 at the Palmer Community Center (Depot). This annual event brings people together to share information and exchange ideas about salmon science and conservation in the Mat-Su Basin.

Women in Agriculture Conference registration open None 

Women in Agriculture Conference registration open

Alaska's women farmers will join other farmers from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington for the sixth annual videoconference event, which will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. It will take place at 40 locations, including sites at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in Palmer and in Delta Junction.

American Seafoods Group Names Kevin McMenimen as new CFO None 

American Seafoods Group Names Kevin McMenimen as new CFO

American Seafoods Group today announced Kevin McMenimen has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer. “I am thrilled to have Kevin join our team as CFO,” said Chief Executive Officer Mikel Durham. “In his career, Kevin has distinguished himself as a professional with a proven track record of partnering with operations, sales, and manufacturing to deliver great results.”