Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2000

Park vendor permits available

The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for commercial and non-profit vendor permits for food and merchandise sales in parks during the 2000 season.

The permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available from Donna Hatten at 586-5226.

Food service certificates also are required by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. More information is available from Tom Park at 465-5285.

Fish & Game hold troller meeting

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold a public meeting on the Southeast troll fishery at its Douglas office at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Agenda items include a review of the 1999 troll season, the 1999 salmon treaty agreement, results from the recent Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting and the 2000 spring troll fishery.

One-stop Web site for visitors

A new visitor Web site,, has been launched by Channel 2 Broadcasting Co., owner of the NBC television affiliate in Anchorage.

``Our mission is to show Alaska to the world on the Web,'' said manager Andy MacLeod. ``Our strategic advantage for tour operators is that we can give them a chance to get on a traveler's itinerary before it is printed.''

The Web site offers a magazine and research section that helps consumers learn about Alaska before making travel decisions. Editorial content is developed separately from displays of travel packages for sale, which gives visitors to the site confidence that they're getting unbiased information, MacLeod said.

Crab fishery to close in Frederick Sound

The commercial fishery for golden (brown) king crabs in the Frederick Sound area is being closed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Fish ticket data indicate than more than 99,000 pounds had been landed by Thursday, a rate on pace to reach 175,000 pounds, the upper guideline harvest range for the area.

All gear must be removed from the Frederick Sound area no later than 11:59 p.m. March 15.

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