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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.


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