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Support for Fisherman's Fund appreciated

Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund held the annual dinner October 18. Attendance was a record 120. Bill and Donna Walker were in the neighborhood and joined...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-03/support-for-fishermans-fu
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More than 450 Cook Inlet fishermen receive aid money

More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17.In Cook Inlet, 454 checks were mailed - 481 eligible fishermen received applications for the payments. Another 330 checks were sent to Kuskokwim fishermen, out of 471 initially expected to be eligible, and 564 out of 599 eligible Yukon fishermen received payments.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-21/more-than-450-cook-inlet-fishermen-r
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Commercial fishermen see glut of pinks, pricier reds

...Outer District were significantly higher than the ten-year harvest average in the area. Elsewhere in Lower Cook Inlet, fishermen caught fewer chinook salmon, sockeye salmon and chum salmon than the 10-year harvest average, according to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-14/commercial-fishermen-see-glut-of-pin
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Federal judge rules to keep Cook Inlet out of salmon management plan

...officially delegate that authority to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund filed suit in federal district court in Washington D.C. in February 2013, asserting that the federal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-2
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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...fishermen with $3.2 million intended for Yukon-Kuskokwim region fishermen, and $4.6 million for Cook Inlet fishermen.Eligible Cook Inlet fishermen will receive a $2,000 fixed payment, plus a percentage based on their landings history from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/cook-inlet-fishermen-to-receive-46-m
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State salmon harvest surpasses 104 million as season winds down

...1.2 million fish, but the final escapement will also come later after in-river harvest is removed.Lower Cook Inlet fishermen have also continued to harvest sockeye, with about 211,000 sockeye caught through Aug. 5, up from 179,000...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/state-salmon-harvest-surpasses-104-m
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Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen. The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon that is deterring...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-31
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CIFF to argue state costs in fisheries lawsuit

The Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund will not have to repay the state Department of Law for costs associated with the lawsuit about 2013 management of Cook...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-15/ciff-to-argue-state-costs-in-fisheri
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CIFF, ADFG argue need for more information in lawsuit over 2013 management

...judge heard oral argument yesterday about the lawsuit over 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-29/ciff-adfg-argue-need-for-more-inform
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CIFF, ADFG argue need for more information in lawsuit over 2013 management

...judge heard oral argument yesterday about the lawsuit over 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries.The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-29/ciff-adfg-argue-need-for-more-inform
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