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Cruise Over to Comfish, April 17th-19th

AMCC Sponsors Preserving Working Waterfronts Forum

On Friday, April 18th, AMCC will host the forum “Preserving WorkingWaterfronts” as a part of Comfish Alaska 2014 in Kodiak, AK. The forum will explore opportunities for preserving working waterfronts and access to fisheries resources in the developing Gulf of Alaska trawl catch share/rationalization program. A panel of experts pioneering efforts to ensure community access to fisheries will provide insights and perspectives. Guest speakers include Rick Algert and Rob Seitz from Morro Bay Community Quota Fund. The forum will be held in the Harbor Room at the Best Western from10-11:30am on the 18th.

AMCC is also sponsoring a Fish Taco Feed at the Kodiak Island Brewery on Thursday, April 17th. The event will feature jig-caught cod from the Kodiak Jig Seafoods brand developed by AMCC and Kodiak jig fishermen.

Other notable Comfish events:

Thursday, April 17

11:30am – 12:30pm: Ocean Acidification and Coastal Alaska: Is the sky really falling? Presenter: Jessica N. Cross, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

2:45 – 4:15pm: Open Meeting with US Senator Mark Begich and Eileen Sobeck, Director, NOAA Fisheries

5 – 7pm: Fish Taco Feed at Kodiak Island Brewery hosted by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Alaska Jig Association

Friday, April 18

10 – 11:30am: Preserving Working Waterfronts Forum hosted by AMCC: New rules are coming for Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries

3:15 – 4pm: Pebble Mine and the EPA: What’s Next, Presenter: Katherine Carscallan, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association

Saturday, April 19

1:30 – 2:30: Muddying the waters: AK’s Permitting System & Fish Habitat Protections, Presenter: Bob Shavelson, Cook InletKeeper

For a full list of Comfish events and more information, go to

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