Alaska salmon boasts Marine Stewardship Council label as a marketing tool

Alaska’s salmon industry could get a boost in domestic and world markets from several new and exciting fronts. Alaska salmon is the first U.S. fishery to get the nod from the Marine Stewardship Council, meaning it can boast a showy eco-label from that major environmental group.

With inheritance, guard your interests

The period after the death of a loved one can be very trying. It’s difficult enough to deal with the emotional strain of such a loss, but making funeral arrangements, coping with grief and finalizing the deceased’s estate can take time and energy when you have little to spare.

Final accord injects capital into ASI

 Agreements to restructure ownership and bring additional capital into troubled Alaska Seafood International Inc. were finalized Jan. 5.

John Brady, ASI’s chief executive officer, and Bob Poe, executive director of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, announced that Taiwan-based Bank Sino Pac and Central Investment Holding Inc. have approved plans to inject additional capital into ASI.

Clinton administration steamrolls Alaskans on national forests

 Alaskans from across this great state need to join forces with Gov. Tony Knowles and the Alaska congressional delegation and keep the Clinton administration’s "roadless policy" out of our Tongass and Chugach national forests.

Sealaska looking to sell money-losing plastics limestone business

JUNEAU -- Sealaska Corp. is planning to sell its unprofitable plastics business. It also wants to find a partner for its limestone operation -- or sell it, too.

The Southeast regional Native corporation also expects to post a year-end loss for the first time in 17 years. Juneau-based Sealaska is one of the more successful of the 13 regional Native corporations formed when the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed in 1971.

Phillips to spend over $8 million in Inlet exploration, production

oilgas.jpg KENAI -- Phillips Alaska Inc. plans $8 million in Cook Inlet capital spending this year and more to drill an exploratory well near Anchor Point.

The bulk of the capital money will go to install production equipment at the Moquawkie gas field in western Cook Inlet and to complete an upgrade to the Tyonek platform. Money for the well near Anchor Point comes from a separate pot -- $50 million Phillips has budgeted for exploration statewide, including 12 to 15 wells on the North Slope.

Calendar January 14, 2001


The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership luncheon at noon Jan. 16 at the Westmark Fairbanks. Rosemarie Maher, president and chief executive of Doyon Ltd., will present a company update. The luncheon cost is $11.25. For more information, call 907-452-1105.

Editorial Cartoon January 14, 2001





Air carriers hate to see director go

transportation.jpg While the impact of the resignation of the executive director of a statewide aviation organization is hard to judge at first, statewide airline business leaders agree that they are thankful for the director’s decade-plus of effort.

Kim Ross announced she would resign Dec. 31, 2000 as executive director of the Alaska Air Carriers Association, after 13 years of service with the organization.

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