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Peninsula residents deserve to be part of fish board process

...is not too dangerous for 50,000 dipnetters, the Kenai Classic, or the Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. Cook Inlet fishermen have not had a voice on the board for over three decades and no full board meeting for 16 years. That it has been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-10-28/peninsula-residents-deser
Letters
Commission calls for proposals to spend 2012 salmon funds

...commercial fishermen received payments last fall as the first part of the fishery disaster relief funding. Eligible Cook Inlet fishermen received a $2,000 fixed payment, plus a percentage based on their landings history from 2007 to 2011, according...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-08/commission-calls-for-proposals-to-sp
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Time for the fish board to meet on the peninsula

...session, the expense and time required makes it difficult for most to stay to the bitter end. In recent years, Cook Inlet fishermen have estimated that they spend upward of $3,000 on lodging and food during the two-week Cook Inlet meetings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-10-24/time-for-the-fish-board-to-meet-o
Opinion
Despite promising numbers, king salmon managers still uncertain about run strength

...S. Department of Commerce declared the it a fisheries disaster. Millions in disaster funding has been paid to Cook Inlet fishermen. Once the run was closed, steady numbers of fish continued to trickle into the river. After the season closed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/despite-promising-numbers-king-salmo
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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014

If everything goes as forecast, Upper Cook Inlet fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season.Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-f
Trends
ADFG opens experimental pollock fishery in Cook Inlet

...part because of the timing of the fishery, but Cook Inlet fisherman expressed interest, so the department offered commissioner's...practical.Federal management isn't the only reason Cook Inlet fishermen are interested in the new fishery.Nelson grew...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/adfg-opens-experimental-pollock-fi
Trends
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
Letters
Upping their groundfish game

...part because of the timing of the fishery, but Cook Inlet fisherman expressed interest, so the department offered commissioner's...practical. Federal management isn't the only reason Cook Inlet fishermen are interested in the new fishery. Nelson grew...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/upping-their-groundfish-game
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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

If everything goes as forecast, Upper Cook Cook Inlet fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season. Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-08/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-for
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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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