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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...
Deja vu in king salmon fishery

...catch-and-release. In their actions, ADF&G has, in so many words, 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...
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 already are fighting for their lives, is cruel irony, but ADF&G needs the license revenues, so the farce continues.Ladies...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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