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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...
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...
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...
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...
Fish board imposes 'severe restrictions' on setnet fishery

...Fisheries deliberated a board-member generated proposal that outlined a new plan to pair restrictions between commercial setnet fishermen and in-river fishers who harvest the struggling Kenai River king salmon stock. As it became clear during...
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...
Gov's fish board appointments draw complaints

...that the process doesn't quite work as the public would expect it to work," he said. Brent Johnson, a commercial setnet fisherman from Clam Gulch, said it is way past time to see a Cook Inlet commercial fisherman on the board. "A couple...
Restrictions issued for commercial king fishery

...Shields said commercial fishermen were restricted similarly in 2012 during the early king salmon run. Most commercial setnet fishermen in the Upper Cook Inlet are scheduled to begin fishing June 27, except for those in the Kenai and East Forelands...
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...


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