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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
Deja vu in king salmon fishery

...catch-and-release. In their actions, ADF&G has, in so many words, stated...here in left field that has heartburn over ADF&G being so reckless; here's what another...Opening to full harvest is ridiculous! "ADF&G doesn't tend to utilize catch-and-release...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-02/deja-vu-in-king-salmon-fi
Letters
An Outdoor View: Tourist trap

...Department of Fish and Game deserves some blame. Employees of ADF&G need non-residents to buy sport-fishing licenses and...fish already are fighting for their lives, is cruel irony, but ADF&G needs the license revenues, so the farce continues.Ladies...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-02/an-outdoor-view-tourist-trap
Outdoors
Voices of the Peninsula: What if we're wrong about salmon buffer zones?

...width buffer may be the best option but because of enforcement and social considerations 100 feet is frequently recommended (ADF&G recommended this distance in 1996). If one is just dealing with trying to maintain water quality and some fish food production...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-20/voices-of-the-peninsula-what-if-w
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
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
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
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
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
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