Budget cuts recently requested by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will close the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KBRR). Of course that's not the way ADF&G would prefer to say it, but that's the reality.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) for its dedication during the recent two-week Upper Cook Inlet management hearings. Nowhere else are fisheries managed through a more open public process than the one used here in Alaska.
March is the month I find myself getting ready for the summer harvest. This means looking in the freezer to see what fish and meat I need to can. Also, what berries, rhubarb and vegetables need to be used before their quality deteriorates.
Before we moved to Alaska, my family and I lived two years in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP), where I conducted research on African leopards.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/board.
FAIRBANKS (AP) - Alaska Fish and Game officials killed an Eastern Interior wolf pack last week, and the National Park Service - which had been studying the animals - is none too pleased.
For the first time since 1965 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a preseason closure of fishing for Kenai River early run king salmon.
The fate of many sport, commercial, and personal use fisheries in the Upper Cook Inlet was up for debate during a two-week Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Anchorage and many Cook Inlet stakeholders said it was too great of a financial burden to stay in the city and participate in the process. During the first four days of the triennial Cook Inlet meeting at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, more than 100 members of the public sat in for public comments and board deliberations on fishing issues. But attendance dropped sharply as the meeting progressed.
King salmon will soon find it easier to slip a hook on the Kenai River.
On Monday, the Alaska Board of Fisheries approved several changes to the Central District Drift Gillnet Fishery Management Plan outlined in a proposal submitted by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fish & Wildlife Commission.
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