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Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

...Previously many of the smaller vessels were unobserved.The Fixed Gear Alliance, which primarily represents commercial fishers using longline and pot gear, participated in the suit as an intervenor, but Judge H. Russel Holland dismissed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/judge-orders-environmental-assessmen
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CIFF to argue state costs in fisheries lawsuit

...asserting that the department did not follow Cook Inlet salmon management plans appropriately, and caused harm to commercial fishers.Guidi ruled in favor of Fish and Game in June. He wrote in his final decision that there was no evidence that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-15/ciff-to-argue-state-costs-in-fisheri
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Anglers report larger halibut

...which manages the halibut stock from northern California north to the Bering Sea, also hears anecdotal reports from commercial fishers all summer. So far, the reports are similar to last year - in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, fishers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-27/anglers-report-larger-halibut
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Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...fishing dipnetters and both set and drift gillnetting commercial fishers have found their means, methods and available time...competing salmon escapement goals. Commercial fishing Commercial fishers have harvested about 1 million sockeye in Upper...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/area-management-biologists-juggle-co
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King salmon restrictions affect sockeye management

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers said the proscriptive measures reducing the time and area available to commercial fishers in the Cook Inlet would make it difficult, if not impossible, to meet sockeye salmon escapement goals on the Kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-17/king-salmon-restrictions-affect-sock
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Strong, early sockeye returns highlight salmon season

...fishery on the Kasilof through Aug. 7, opening the river to dipnets up to the Sterling Highway bridge. Upper Inlet commercial fishers have harvested 520,000 salmon, ADFG reported July 9. Of those, 452,210 were Upper Cook Inlet Central District...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-10/strong-early-sockeye-returns-highlig
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Personal use, commercial and sport fisheries restricted for July

...king salmon by putting restrictions on personal-use fishing and inriver anglers - triggering restrictions for commercial fishers in the east side setnet fishery. Managers justified the restrictions with the explanation that Cook Inlet king...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-26/personal-use-commercial-and-sport-fi
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AMSEA offers class on common commercial fishing injuries

...prevention for common injuries and ergonomics for commercial fishers - specifically gillnetters in the Cook Inlet...problem for older fishermen." Common injuries for commercial fishers are wide-ranging, Dzugan said. Tendonitis and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-26/amsea-offers-class-on-common-commerc
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Mixed start for kings around state

...800,000 out of the $4.7 million the NPRB has slated for 24 different fisheries research projects this year.Commercial fishers, and sport anglers, targeting sockeye salmon are off to a stronger start.In Prince William Sound, the total...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-24/mixed-start-for-kings-around-state
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Setnet petition fails

...reduced the amount of fish available to anglers and commercial fishers in the northern part of the Cook Inlet, he said...fisheries up via emergency order as doing so would allow commercial fishers in one section to harvest fish that could have been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-03-0
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