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Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River is more than twice the 2014 forecast for the struggling salmon run. Despite the promising uptick in numbers, area manager Robert Begich said the upcoming fishing season would likely be managed similarly to last season. In 2014, managers...
Baker Hughes investigated for dumping in Nikiski

...approval for this. We will be in touch,'" Campbell said. At Baker Hughes, the Alaska Health, Safety, Environment Area Manager Jason Goodwin, said "We are working on it right now," before referring questions to a company media contact, Melanie...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Russian River sanctuary area to open to fishing

...thrown into deep, flowing waters. All personal belongings, including fish stringers, should be closely attended. Area managers also ask that riverbank restoration projects be respected, and that anglers stay on established pathways.
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...


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