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Voices of the Peninsula: Elected leaders must look out for Alaskans' interests

This October, the Alaska Board of Fisheries took unprecedented measures to avoid holding their next Upper Cook Inlet regulatory meeting on the Kenai Peninsula. Despite requests...
Knudsen, Chenault ready for election day

Rocky Knudsen knows he will likely not win his race against incumbent Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, for the State House of Representatives District 29 seat, but the Nikiski Democrat has an ulterior motive for running.
Fish Board spurns Central Peninsula

"I know that, living in Kodiak, if there's meetings that are important to us, we just have to fly to Anchorage." - Sue Jeffries, Board of Fisheries member from Kodiak
Pike poisoning underway in Soldotna

...particularly plankton," said Fish and Game biologist Krissy Dunker, during a recent presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. "Their populations can take between one and two years to fully recover."Fish and Game researchers spent...
Fish and Game rescinds Cook Inlet season summary to correct 'nomenclature'

No matter how far they travel, members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries cannot seem to stop talking about Cook Inlet salmon. A work session that began Wednesday in Juneau started with one member asking...
Pike killing project approved for the Soldotna Creek drainage

...plans to treat in 2016 and again in 2017 after netting and removing native species of fish from the area. The Alaska Board of Fisheries met Friday to hear the details of the plan and ultimately approved it unanimously. It is the last step in a...
Cook Inlet commercial fisheries winding down

The last of the Upper Cook Inlet East Side setnetters pulled their nets out of the water for good Aug. 6 after harvesting almost a million fish this season.
Kenai enacts free boat launch use outside of dipnet season

It may have taken seven years, but Kenai City Council member Mike Boyle's persistence in providing free boat launch use at the city dock has paid off.
A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

A measure going before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, as well as city councils around the peninsula, encourages to Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet in the Kenai-Soldotna area when it next considers Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues in 2017.
Kenai Peninsula hopes to host Board of Fish meetings

Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula.Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the...


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