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Kenai's personal use dip-net fishery officially open

...of the Kenai River king salmon 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...
All about the salmon

...anglers. "Some only heard or saw maybe one or two fish caught and they were all small," wrote assistant area management biologist for Fish and Game Jason Pawluk. "(The) water is pretty dirty right now, not conducive to fishing without...
Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

...Game markers about three miles upstream. While the area for dipnetters to use has expanded, Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich said personal-use fishers should be mindful of the boundaries at the mouth of the Kasilof River...
Personal use, commercial and sport fisheries restricted for July

...attaining one of the river's escapement goals for king salmon, according to a Fish and Game media release. While area management biologists have restricted Kenai River king salmon anglers to no-bait fishing in previous years, this year's decision...
Kasilof setnetters to open, some face gear restrictions

...flow of sockeye into the Kasilof - a river that exceeded its escapement goal by nearly 100,000 fish in 2013 - area management biologist Pat Shields said Fish and Game waited a few days to try and protect early-run king salmon bound for the nearby...
Drifters head into the season, setnets to remain dry

...season progresses, said Aaron Dupuis, assistant area management biologist in the commercial division of Fish and Game...the East Side Setnet Fishery. Both Dupuis and area management biologist Pat Shields said Fish and Game would not be opening...
Hunting for Hooligan

...he said. They should be here by now. I've been watching every day and I've not seen a single one." Area management biologist in the sportfish division of Fish and Game Robert Begich said hooligan have been seen swimming past the Kenai...
Strong showing of Russian River sockeye salmon

...strong numbers don't necessarily mean that the run is larger than average. "We know it's early," said area management biologist Robert Begich. "But we don't know if it's a big run."Since 2012, when area managers began forecasting...
Fish and Game sportfishing regulations released, booklet printed with errors

...confusion. "As with any new regulation, there's a period of education we go through," said Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich. "This doesn't make that education any easier." Hasbrouck said Fish and Game spent $53...
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...


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