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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...
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...
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...
On catch-and-release fishing 2011, three times that number entered in that period. Instead of closing the Kenai River to fishing for kings on July 1, ADF&G continued to allow a harvest until July 19. Then, instead of closing the river to king fishing, fishery managers issued...
Voices of the Peninsula: King salmon fishery should open with conservation measures

...broken, it was defeated. Sad.And so, ADF&G is setting us up for the same scenario...catch-and-release, don't forget, ADF&G's very own catch-and-release the open ocean.It is apparent that ADF&G is again throwing conservation of one...
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 discover that it does not grant the ADF&G this kind of authority unless they...
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...
More to fishery issues than natural cycles

Our ADF&G is going to be needing lots of emergency orders for 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...
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...
Fish and Game takes wrong approach with river restrictions

...was arbitrarily and capriciously issued by ADF&G on the afternoon of May 9th. This order...of solidarity from such a diverse group. ADF&G reasoning for its decision is the department's...projected" low return of early-run chinook. ADF&G has "estimated" the early return to...


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