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Retired ADF&G biologist tells all in "Fish, Oil, & Follies"

...Homer, Flagg worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) as a commercial fisheries management biologist until he...scientist and a professional fisherman," says Bill Hauser, ADF&G biologist retired. "The Follies theme runs throughout the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/052709/dis_345014650.shtml
Conserving the Kings

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) closed the Kenai to fishing for kings...catch-and-release rules. For the early run, ADF&G forecasted a total run of only 5,265...err, err on the side of conservation. ADF&G's outlook for the late run Kenai River...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-13/conserving-the-kings
Outdoors
Time for Kenai River guides to look in the mirror

...of low abundance" and failing or nearly failing to meet the low end of our minuscule, new escapement goal in recent years, ADF&G found it prudent to turn anglers loose despite presently having only 11,000 kings in a system that used to see late run...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-27/time-for-kenai-river-guid
Letters
Voices of the Peninsula: Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in jeopardy

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will close the Kachemak Bay Research...KBRR). Of course that's not the way ADF&G would prefer to say it, but that's the reality. Last week ADF&G's Sport Fish Division (SFD), which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-09/voices-of-the-peninsula-kachemak-
Opinion
Pollock fishery needs more scrutiny

...also sustained at least two long term king salmon sport fishing closures. Now, Kenai River king salmon runs are not meeting ADF&G escapement goals, and the River has been shutdown in consecutive years (2013-2014) for the first time in history. I...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-29/pollock-fishery-needs-mor
Letters
King salmon projections lead to confusing management

Some have asked why our ADF&G wishes to enforce a catch and release...the fishery resource is troubled. The ADF&G claims that the 5 AAC 57.160 Kenai...to discover that it does not grant the ADF&G this kind of authority unless they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-05-30/king-salmon-projections-l
Letters
Current management plan hurting Kenai River

...own Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), although there is really nothing...I want to genuinely thank (sarcasm) ADF&G for the fine state (sarcasm) of our...attention to the wise decisions (sarcasm) that ADF&G has made over the past fifteen years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-06-21/current-management-plan-hurting-k
Opinion
Fish and Game needs to maintain natural salmon ratios

...those extra mouths are suppose to eat? Our ADF&G projected 6 -7 million sockeye returning...Cook Inlet this year without the help of the ADF&G? A whole lot of these sockeye are returning because our ADF&G hatched those sockeye eggs out and dumped...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-08-02/fish-and-game-needs-to-ma
Letters
More to fishery issues than natural cycles

Our ADF&G is going to be needing lots of emergency orders for the...it is very likely that our kings are starving to death. Our ADF&G should know this but they do not. The ADF&G can only shout "It's natural low abundance!" There...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-06-25/more-to-fishery-issues-th
Letters
State investing in sound, scientific fishery research

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is to manage salmon runs consistent...economic hardships for our fellow Alaskans. ADF&G remains steadfast in our commitment...improved data provided by DIDSON technology, ADF&G staff conducted a complete review of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-06-11/state-investing-in-sound-scientif
Opinion

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