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Voices of the Peninsula: Some Alaskans first, some dead last, and most left out

As both a lifelong Alaskan and commercial fisher, I wanted to share my views on Senate Bill 42, establishing personal use priority in times of salmon shortages. Prime sponsor...
Zappa mushing for Bristol Bay

...she said. "If I was going to commit full on I wanted it to be for a bigger purpose." Zappa has worked as a commercial fisher for the past four years and her partner Osmar has been a commercial fisherman his entire life. The last two years...
Governor announces Board of Fisheries, Game appointees

...confirmation hearings -though longtime board member and commercial fisher Claude "Vince" Webster narrowly lost his seat in...Board of Fisheries since 2011 while John Jensen, a commercial fisher, has been on the board since 2003. David Brown...
Knowles names Soldotna guide, 2 others to serve on fish board

...are Soldotna fishing guide Andrew Szczesny, Kodiak commercial fisher Oliver Holm and Sitka resident Eric Jordan, who has worked as both a commercial fisher and sport fishing guide. The three appointments...
Something's fishy on the Board of Fish

...why: governors Palin, Murkowski, Knowles, Hickel, Cowper and Sheffield didn't appoint a single Cook Inlet commercial fisher to the BOF. Gov. Jay Hammond was the last to do that, with the appointment of Dannie Garroutte, a drift fisher...
Fishers gear up for 'Kenai Wild'

...seafood market will respond favorably. The goal, said commercial fisher and board president of the non-profit Cook Inlet...on an even playing field with farmed salmon, said commercial fisher and United Cook Inlet Drift Association President...
Reader: Wolf, wolf, wolf

...wolf, wolf. I for one am tired of this resource being wasted. New rules anyone? How about to do business as a commercial fisher in Alaska you must by law provide storage and transportation of all bycaught halibut from these fishing activities...
Subsistence Board convenes in Kenai

...I feel for the Kenaitze," said Karl Kircher, a commercial fisher. "Urbanization and tourism is winning. Sport fishermen...urban eventually, even if we are not now." Another commercial fisher, Brent Johnson, was one of the few speakers who...
Gov's fish board appointments draw complaints

...but the Legislature didn't confirm my appointment," Johnson said. "I would have been the first Cook Inlet commercial fisher to serve on the Board of Fisheries since Dan Garroutte of Ninilchik served from 1975 to 1980." He said he was disappointed...
Dipnetter questions numbers

...this year. Dipnetting numbers are not yet tabulated. Just thought I would set some numbers straight. By the way, I am with the South Central Alaska Dipnetters Association, as Mr McCombs was or is a commercial fisher. Ken Federico Wasilla


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