Business

  • After 12 years of owning and operating Echo Lake Superior Meat and Processing, located on Kalifornsky Beach Road, Jim and Sharon Clark, along with business partner Randy Yost of Anchorage, have added a new location: Ninilchik Trading, formerly Ninilchik General Store....

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:41pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    It’s a lesson every elected official in Alaska learns firsthand sooner or later, and Gov. Sean Parnell got a fresh reminder...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:09pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:59pm
  • The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged. A “progressivity” formula in the current law, known as ACES, ratchets up tax rates on oil profits sharply when prices rise. But it works the other way too. When oil val...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:55pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   In the continuing saga of Kenai River king salmon management during the current period of low abundance, counting the number of fish coming into the river...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:35pm
  • Halibut fishermen are bracing for another huge quota cut after the International Pacific Halibut Commission staff presented a rather grim stock assessment at their interim meeting in Seattle last week. While there is no longer a “staff recommendation,” staff members do present a...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:24pm
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday that Southeast and Southcentral Alaska halibut fishermen will be managed under new allocation rules in 2014. Under the new catch sharing plan, or CSP, commercial and charter operators in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska will have a combined cat...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:15pm
  • JoEllen Hanrahan has been named the deputy commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Hanrahan previously served as the administrative services director for the department. Hanrahan is responsible for overseeing the department’s regulatory and consumer protect...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:29pm
  • A new ballot group has been created to defend Senate Bill 21 against repeal efforts. The Make Alaska Competitive Coalition — which has advocated for changes to Alaska’s oil tax structure since 2011 — announced Wednesday the creation of Keep Alaska Competitive — Vote No on 1 group....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:28pm
  • The industry publication, “Pacific Fishing,” highlighted Homer’s port and harbor as the “Port of the Month” in the magazine’s November issue. The article focuses on the variety of vessels the harbor accommodates, the marine trades services available and other attractions for fishermen an...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:28pm

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