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Eastside Cook Inlet beaches closed to clamming

...likely delay recovery of the Eastside Cook Inlet razor clam populations," said Carol Kerkvliet, Fish and Game Area Management Biologist in Homer. Previously, Fish and Game decreased the clam bag limit from 60 to 25 on all east-side Cook Inlet...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/eastside-cook-inlet-beaches-closed-t
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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014

...drift and set gillnet fishermen, said Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields in a previous Clarion interview...between drifters and setnetters," said Assistant Area Management Biologist Aaron Dupuis. "Usually the drifters get a bit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-f
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ADFG opens experimental pollock fishery in Cook Inlet

...Bycatch from the fishery is also monitored, said Elisa Russ, Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant area management biologist for commercial groundfish fisheries in the Cook Inlet area. King salmon were counted and returned alive to the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/adfg-opens-experimental-pollock-fi
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Faced with uncertainty, fishing guides innovate

...Abundance declined from 2007-2009 and stayed at this bellow or well-below average abundance," said area management biologist Robert Begich in a 2013 interview. Fenton said he has seen a decline in returning king numbers for about a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/faced-with-uncertainty-fishing-gui
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Fish and Game to close early run king fishing on the Kenai River

...of Slikok Creek through July 31 to protect spawning early run kings, said Fish and Game Sport Fish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. While the king salmon management actions are largely similar to the 2014 preseason actions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-19/fish-and-game-to-close-early-run-kin
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Kenai king sonar moves upriver

...It's something we've been wanting to do for the last four years," said Fish and Game Sportfish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "We get the best information we can about the run (at the new site)." Before moving to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-17/kenai-king-sonar-upriver
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Layoffs on the horizon for state employees

...included several Cook Inlet-based research projects through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial area management biologist Pat Shields said his department was asked to prioritize projects. So far, four have been identified as potential...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-05/layoffs-on-the-horizon-for-state-emp
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Upping their groundfish game

...Bycatch from the fishery is also monitored, said Elisa Russ, Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant area management biologist for commercial groundfish fisheries in the Cook Inlet area. King salmon were counted and returned alive to the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/upping-their-groundfish-game
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Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Falls, Kenai River Mile 48 - just south of Skilak Lake - and Moose Range Meadows. Fish and Game Sportfishing Area Management Biologist Robert Begich said he was concerned about the new fishery, both because of its location and its potential to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-22/federal-board-allows-gillnetting-on-
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River Ranch in Funny River considered for upgrades

...contain any capital funds for state parks. Another issue that could come up is the bank closure. Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich, who is a member of the planning team, said reopening the area could be complicated. "We don't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-15/hansen-homeastead-in-funny-river-con
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