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Setnet petition fails

...easier to manage the fishery. "I guess the answer to that would be yes," said Pat Shields, ADFG commercial area management biologist who manages the Upper Cook Inlet setnet fisheries. "That would provide more flexibility to the department...
Board of Fisheries to hear Cook Inlet setnet emergency petition

...commercial fishers to harvest sockeye between the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the setnet fishery. ADFG Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said that under the new provisions, if commercial setnetters are allowed to fish in the Kasilof...
Early run Kenai king salmon closure a blow to guides

...That's a very generous day," he said. Assistant area management biologist Jason Pawluk said he could not corroborate Brush's...saltwater or inriver." Pat Shields, commercial area management biologist, said he was not sure how ADFG would fish the...
ADFG closes early run Kenai king salmon fishing

...of about five fish, said Robert Begich, ADFG area management biologist, during a February presentation to Alaska's...doesn't kill a lot of fish," said assistant area management biologist Jason Pawluk. Managers can also use inseason...
BOF changes commercial drift fishing in Cook Inlet

...and runs down the shoreline before terminating at near Anchor Point. During board deliberations, commercial area management biologist Pat Shields was asked what kind of sockeye salmon catch rates are observed for the drift fleet in the new area...
Board ups Kenai king goal, then lowers it well as commercial fishermen targeting sockeyes, who also catch some kings in their nets. Commercial area management biologist Pat Shields told board members that a jump in 1,500 fish could have represented a significant loss to the...

...fisheries in the inlet, the rest is available for the commercial fleet, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist Pat Shields. Last year, about 3.1 million salmon were harvested commercially in the Upper Cook Inlet with...
Fish board debates jack kings

...East Side setnet king salmon catch was smaller fish, commonly called jacks, said Pat Shields, commercial area management biologist for ADFG. After 2002, the catch of smaller kings jumped and now makes up about 44 percent of the king salmon...
More protection for early run kings

...area below Slikok Creek because of the weir counts that we were seeing there," said Jason Pawluk, assistant area management biologist for ADFG. "So our concern was trying to do everything we could when we had low early runs and we extended...
ADFG predicts continued low runs in 2014 forecast of Kenai kings

...kings which was projected at about 2,150 fish. Given the low numbers, Jason Pawluk, Fish and Game assistant area management biologist in the sport fish division, said it would be "fair to assume" that the early run of kings would start with...


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