going to be a special guest at the gala dinner during ComFish Alaska next week.
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens will be able to make it here after all,
according to Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debora King.
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just received ... at ComFish as well.")
be the inaugural induction into UFA's Alaska Fisheries Hall of Fame, and it
only figures that Senator Stevens be included. But King is tight-lipped about
who exactly might be inducted:
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been sworn to ... confirm or deny that.")
this is the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood, and taking over
the regulation of commercial fishing from the federal government was the main
push behind the statehood movement, King did say the inaugural hall of fame class
would be quite large:
-- (ComFish 3 24 sec "Fifteen
to 20 will be honored ... and for the Chamber.")
Linda Kozak deserves the credit for pulling the gala dinner together, and said
almost the entire menu was donated by Kodiak processors. The hosts for the
evening will be Fisheries Historian Bob King, who now works for Senator Mark
Begich, and Kodiak's Laine Welch, producer of Fish Radio.
is next Thursday night at the Golden Anchor. Tickets are available online, or
at the chamber office at Pier One, and they must be purchased in advance, due
to base security. ComFish is Thursday through Saturday at the new Kodiak Harbor
Convention Center downtown.