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Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish into the river. The closure, effective Saturday, triggers a closure of commercial setnet fishing on the East Side of Cook Inlet and is meant to conserve Kenai-bound king salmon which are not currently projected to return in large enough numbers to make the escapement goal on the Kenai River.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-24/kenai-river-king-salmon-off-limits-m
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Making good decisions on the water

It was with a great deal of relief last week that the Clarion reported the successful rescue of six people who had ended up in the Kenai River after boating accidents.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-24/making-good-decisions-on-the-wate
Opinion
Fishing report: Still caught on sockeyes

...and reel the targeted species right now is sockeye salmon, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk. It has been a strange season for sockeye salmon, Pawluk said. The groups swimming...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-23/fishing-report-still-caught-on-socke
Fishing
JBER soldier attacked by bear

...telling if the same bear was involved in Sunday's attack, said Jessy Coltrane, a wildlife biologist with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which also responded to the latest encounter. Coltrane said genetic material from the bear in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-21/jber-soldier-attacked-by-bear
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New reg should usher in new attitude on Kenai River

On Saturday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game limited anglers fishing the late run of Kenai River king salmon to catch-and-release fishing and, in a new conservation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-19/new-reg-should-usher-in-new-attit
Opinion
Sockeye still the fish to follow

...dipnet fishery on that river has seen its area expanded from the mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge as Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers work to control the escapement of red salmon up the river. The number of sockeye entering...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-07-17/sockeye-still-the-fish-t
Fishing
Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

...be removed from the water - they must be released immediately, according to a Thursday emergency order. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game defines a barbless hook as one that is either manufactured without a barb or has a barb that has been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-17/kenai-river-king-salmon-restricted-t
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Wildlife troopers increase fishery enforcement

With thousands of dipnetters on the water in anticipation of the peak sockeye salmon runs on the Kenai River, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers have increased their presence in the area for the rest of the month.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/wildlife-troopers-increase-fishery-e
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CIFF to argue state costs in fisheries lawsuit

...how Mitchell and Nelson used their time, including reviewing and drafting memos and briefs, talking to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, reviewing fishery data and communicating with other parties in the suit.According to the itemized...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-15/ciff-to-argue-state-costs-in-fisheri
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Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...set and drift gillnetting commercial fishers have found their means, methods and available time affected as Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers juggle competing fishing interests and conservation during the busiest time of the fishing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/area-management-biologists-juggle-co
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