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Family encounters persistant bear on Skilak Loop

...family assumed that the bear was hungry - which is a reasonable assumption, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger. "If you've slept, even for three months, you'd wake up and get your body up and running again and you'd...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-25/family-encounters-persistant-bear-on
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Eastside Cook Inlet beaches closed to clamming

...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 beaches in...

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

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

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 ocean if possible...

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 decade and each...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/faced-with-uncertainty-fishing-gui
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The Bookworm Sez: 'Dead or Alive?' perfect for the budding biologist

...kids ages 7-to-12, and I think even adults could learn a thing or two by paging through it. If you've got a young biologist or animal lover around, look for it. Getting him to read "Dead or Alive?" shouldn't be much of a fight.The Bookworm...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-02-11/the-bookworm-sez-dead-
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Gillnets in the Kenai River don't make sense

...allow subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert Begich they still voted to allow gillnetting on the rivers: "Those fish are all in different stages of pre- and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-18/gillnets-in-the-kenai-riv
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School salmon program moves onto the ice

...opportunity to practice ice fishing on the frozen surface of Soldotna's Sport Lake. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jenny Cope, who organized Wednesday's ice fishing demonstration as a part of Fish and Game's Salmon in the Classroom...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/students-receive-ice-fishing-demonst
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Fish and Game to close early run king fishing on the Kenai River

...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, anglers will...

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 the new site...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-17/kenai-king-sonar-upriver
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