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Peninsula residents deserve to be part of fish board process

...orchestrated sham. The Kenai Peninsula is not too dangerous for 50,000 dipnetters, the Kenai Classic, or the Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. Cook Inlet fishermen have not had a voice on the board for over three decades and no full board meeting...
Time for the fish board to meet on the peninsula

It has been 16 years and still the Alaska Board of Fisheries is equivocating about whether to meet on the Kenai Peninsula. Board members have again been forced to face the issue after board...
An Outdoor View: The money motive

Bill Santos, who lives in Taunton, Mass., called me earlier this week, and the talk soon turned to fishing. For many years, Bill made the long trip to the Kenai Peninsula to fish for sockeyes on the Kenai.
State Supreme Court hears setnet ban arguments

...setnetters would also end up harvested by the drift fleet.Allocations of salmon are the exclusive domain of the Alaska Board of Fisheries and the Legislature, under the Alaska Constitution. The State of Alaska said that the banning of an entire...
An Outdoor View: Fishing not just for fun

...line attached to a pole or rod which is held in the hand or closely attended, or by other means defined by the Alaska Board of Fisheries." Because Alaskans place such a high value on our fish and shellfish as food, and because the Sport Fish Division...
What others say: Walker may have two more fish seats to fill

For those who follow fish politics, Gov. Bill Walker has had a rough time filling a single seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Now he may have to start thinking about new names for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.First...
Gillis resignation was over board appointment

...May 13 after learning that Walker had decided to appoint Roberta "Bobbi" Quintavell to a vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The appointment rumors surfaced in a May 15 letter from commercial fishing organization United Fishermen of...
Former Fisheries Board candidate charged

...benefits from another state, including resident licenses, voting rights, or tax breaks. Walker named Maw to the Alaska Board of Fisheries on Jan. 20, replacing Chairman Karl Johnstone, who resigned when Walker told him he wouldn't reappointed...
Wishful thinking doesn't change facts

...the Peninsula Clarion got my attention. On Wednesday, you printed a letter from Don Johnson critical of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, suggesting that recent appointees have not been "intelligent and good Alaskans," and have a "special...
Maw under investigation over residency

Gov. Bill Walker's shakeup of the Alaska Board of Fisheries is off to a rough start. Montana Fish, Wildlife...would be appropriate." Walker named Maw to the Alaska Board of Fisheries on Jan. 20, replacing Chairman Karl Johnstone...


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