Tuesday, August 22, 2006

PS: This is a website for members


I see some of you have come to comment on blogs. This is the official SEAS website and I am working for SEAS.

If you are a SEAS member, please comment in any way you wish.
If you are not a SEAS member, but wish to comment or make some rash or insulting observations of SEAS workers, then you may want to moderate or try to be constructive in those comments or else we may have to just restrict this website to only the card carrying, dues paying 134 SEAS members and their 600 crew members and our 44 business members and their employees.

Thanks for your constructive comments insofar as how we help to maintain and improve on our Alaska coastal communities economic situation.

If the next Governor does half as much to stimulate the salmon price and rescue False Pass and Cook Inlet commercial salmon fisheries like Big Frank did, then we'll love him or her.


Now on to the General Election

It's going to be a great primary for some of our favorite legislators.
Not so good for some of our other favorites this time.

Onward and upward. Thanks to Governor Murkowski for 4 fine years of leadership and for including UFA and SEAS in his many of his decision making and strategizing these past 4 years. Anyone with a bit of a brain would just continue with the same programs that were spawned under Mr. Fields, Mr. Zuanich, Mr. Schactler, Mr. Childers, Mr. McCune and others at UFA in concert with this administration and somewhat with the last as well.

Have a great rest of the summer and catch a few more fish if you find 'em.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Check out the July issue of Fishermen's News.
No it's not another choice, juicy Vic Smith letter.

Bob Tkacz has a great article on the UFA endorsement.

"UFA Endorses Murkowski for Governor"

I wish I didn't have to rush out to go fishing or I would figure out how to reprint that here.
It's a great piece. And though Bob is no friend of Franks necessarily, he does what a "real" journalist does and reports on the facts and basics of the story.

Oftentimes there are folks who call themselves journalists or "the very best of the "fishery analysts" or whatever, and all they really are is a whackjob with a computer.

But Mr. Tkacz here, he is for real.
Do I like what he writes about me. Does he like me? Probably a big NOT.

But in the end he is not just a gossip columnist, Weekly World News variety that some of the bloggers push, but he really is a writer and he really lives in Alaska and he really gives a darned about the Alaska seafood industry and Alaskans. Like him or dislike him, he's the real mccoy, he's no phony.

Keep the faith.


Monday, August 07, 2006


Fellow seiner

I see the whack jobs over in the lower 48 have been busy blasting the Governor.
Same guys who drool on me as well. Well fire me but vote for Frank Murkowski this primary on August 22nd, 2006.

I guess that just settles it and soothes the concerns our folks had ever had about Murkowski.

We like him more today than yesterday and not as much as tomorrow. I heard that one camping with my parents in Duncan Canal in 1975. ( That's just for show, that last sentence. I won't bore you with that kind of personal dribble ever again, nor will I show you a picture of a cute rainbow trout on this website either. I would assume you are fishermen or women or fisherkids)

So there you have it. Put your trust in Palin from Wasilla or Binkley from Fairbanks if you know them well enough to place your kids and kids' kids fishing future. I don't know them well. But I wish them well, just not well enough to beat our guy. Frank Murkowski for Governor, 2006.

Tough season for seiners in Southeast. Best of luck