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Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...A commercial fishing emergency order released Wednesday opens the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area. Commercial area managers must use emergency orders to open the east side setnet fishery as it loses any regularly scheduled periods during times...
Drifters head into the season, setnets to remain dry

...guessing." Still, it is likely the river will hit the 50,000 mark by Friday if current trends continue, meaning area managers could open the set gillnet fishery in the Kasilof section of the East Side Setnet Fishery. Both Dupuis and area management...
Strong showing of Russian River sockeye salmon

...said area management biologist Robert Begich. "But we don't know if it's a big run."Since 2012, when area managers began forecasting the early run of the Russian River, the forecasts have tracked well with the final escapement and...
Setnet petition fails

...East Foreland section and Kasilof section of the commercial setnet fishery. During the last five years, commercial area managers have fished the Kasilof section separately of the Kenai and East Foreland section for 15 days, according to ADFG data...
ADFG closes early run Kenai king salmon fishing

...targeted or retained. Initially, area managers said they would likely start the...any mortality was acceptable to area managers. "Why would you do that? Why...meeting. Pawluk said ultimately area managers decided to be more conservative...
Clarion editorial: Changing for the better future challenges, too.That said, there are concerns. Sockeye have been abundant in recent years, but area managers will need to monitor the effects of increased fishing pressure. Likewise, with more people fishing for sockeye...

...will be available inriver," Shields said. As ADFG has yet to fully understand how the new changes will change an area manager's ability to use the commercial fleet to control sockeye escapements, Shields said it would be difficult to know...
Searching for Sonar

...Thursday guiding a group through the intricacies of gathering and interpreting data from the DIDSONs which Fish and Game area managers then use to make inseason decisions on who gets to fish, where and for how long. It was the last of several group...
Silver season begins

...Though that number seems suspiciously like a big ol' fishing tale to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Assistant Area Manager Jason Pawluk, he said there is sign that silvers have arrived and even some indication that the runs might be above...
Fishing Report [+ video]

...Coho Silvers have entered the Kenai River system as of early this week and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Assistant Area Manager Jason Pawluk says indications, from successes among the commercial fleet in Cook Inlet, are for an above average run...


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