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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 measure for the state, fishing with barbless hooks.

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

...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 the river...

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

...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 completely...

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

...ask questions before you go out because it's a lot less expensive when you get yourself into trouble." Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations state, "the salmon must be marked before the salmon is concealed from plain view, such as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/wildlife-troopers-increase-fishery-e
News
Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

A scenario that area management biologists were hoping to avoid is playing out between the Kenai king and Kasilof sockeye salmon fisheries this week as strong sockeye salmon runs continue to push their way into the Cook Inlet while weak king salmon runs will likely force further restrictions on fishing in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/area-management-biologists-juggle-co
News
Researchers study Southeast Alaska watershed changes

JUNEAU (AP) - Southeast Alaska's watersheds are changing quickly, and researchers are working to figure out how, why, and what those changes mean.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-17/researchers-study-southeast-alas
Outdoors
King salmon restrictions affect sockeye management

The announcement of a catch-and-release fishery for Kenai River king salmon, a severe reduction in harvest opportunity for sport anglers - triggered an equally severe restriction on hours in the East Side Setnet Fishery, one of the two commercial fishing groups in the Cook Inlet tasked with harvesting sockeye, or red salmon.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-17/king-salmon-restrictions-affect-sock
News
CIFF to argue state costs in fisheries lawsuit

...Guidi had ruled June 25 that CIFF had to pay the state Department of Law $12,924 for representing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That was 20 percent of the state's costs in the lawsuit, according to information provided by the Department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-15/ciff-to-argue-state-costs-in-fisheri
News
Brown bear killed at Sterling residence

...Wildlife Troopers. Troopers advised him to skin the bear and bring in the hide, head and feet into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office. The bear was a male, estimated to be five years old.Fish and Game area biologist Jeff Selinger...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-14/brown-bear-killed-at-sterling-reside
News
Kenai's personal use dip-net fishery officially open

...fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk. It is likely the water conditions that are partially to blame, he said. Muddy, murky...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-07-09/kenais-personal-use-dip-
Fishing

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