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Fish Board spurns Central Peninsula

...William Faulkner, an Eagle River resident and commercial setnet fisherman, ran out of money for a hotel room in Anchorage...disappointed also," Gabriel, who is also a commercial setnet fisherman, said after the board's vote. "Considering...
Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...returning king salmon that is deterring visitors from coming to the area for a chance at the famed fish. The commercial setnet fishermen have been pulled out of the water and left dry so many times that it's a wonder many of them are still in...
Sport fishery needs to take responsibility for king returns

...Jan. 31). Here are a few facts: The sports fishermen own the problem with the early run Kenai Kings. The commercial setnet fishermen have been excluded from fishing early run kings for over 50 years. So could you please explain how setnetting...
Setnetters to miss final fishing period

...king salmon numbers were projected to reach the minimum escapement goal. At the time, Shields said fishing commercial setnet fishermen while the department was trying to conserve king salmon would not have been prudent. Reach Rashah McChesney...
Op-ed: Fish and Game science not helping kings

...catch up on all the reports which are 5-6 years late before we go spending $10 million dollars on projects we won't get a report or data from for another 5 years?Doug Blossom Sr. is a longtime Cook Inlet commercial setnet fisherman.
Setnetters sue for extra fishing hours

...of Fish and Game of reallocating fish from the commercial groups to other user groups by refusing to allow commercial setnet fishermen extra hours of fishing during the heaviest portions of the sockeye salmon run. Setnet fishermen stand to lose...
Kenai River king salmon fishery restricted

...of Fisheries and a special task force created for the Cook Inlet discussed paired restrictions between the commercial setnet fishermen and inriver sportfishinge extensively over the winter and while they group could not arrive at a consensus...
Regulatory proposals, volumes for Cook Inlet fish

...River; another that would mandate closures in the in-river and personal use fishing on the Kenai River when commercial setnet fishermen are restricted and one that would establish a commercial fishery for Northern Pike in the Upper Cook Inlet...
Proposed setnet ban draws fire

...River king salmon - the only run of king salmon commercial setnet fishermen currently fish - to have made its spawning escapement...Peninsula supports efforts to rid the area of commercial setnet fishermen. Dwight Kramer, head of the Kenai Area Fishermen's...
Fisheries panel brings fishers from all user groups to the table

...the area, was how changes in participation in Cook Inlet fisheries had affected user groups. Jim Butler, a commercial setnet fishermen and representative of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, said commercial fishing had been limited...


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