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Too many conflicts of interest on Board of Fisheries

Everyone seems to be upset about our Alaska Board of Fisheries lately but few understand how the board was created to function and how it is currently functioning. The board was created by intelligent and good Alaskans who simply believed that other intelligent and good Alaskans could be appointed to the Alaska Board of Fish by our elected representatives.
Wishful thinking doesn't change facts

...recent letters to the editor printed in the Peninsula Clarion got my attention. On Wednesday, you printed a letter from Don Johnson critical of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, suggesting that recent appointees have not been "intelligent and good Alaskans...
King research needs to focus on ocean issues

Is anyone wondering what the State of Alaska is spending that $30 million dollars on that our legislature allocated to discover why our king salmon are disappearing? Most people haven't heard a peep as to where all that cash is going.
Beyond the Kenai river

Most reasonable people can see that our Kenai River kings are in trouble but can they also see that we have many rivers around the state that have the same trouble? It is defective reasoning to conclude that Kenai River access is the sole cause of our statewide king salmon problems. This kind of defective reasoning usually results from individuals who are making money catching and selling things other than king salmon, mainly Pollock and sockeye.
Kings of the Kenai River

...lot of happy people," he said. Don Johnson, of Johnson Brothers guide service...of the season while fishing with Don Johnson of Johnson Brothers Guide Service. Photo courtesy of Don Johnson Johnson said while he stayed busy...
New technology could answer lingering questions

Dear Alaska Board of Fisheries, It appears that we have very little information regarding where our Kenai River king salmon migrate to when leaving the river.
King salmon projections lead to confusing management

Some have asked why our ADF&G wishes to enforce a catch and release fishery on the Kenai River early run of king salmon. Some say it is because the fishery resource is troubled. The ADF&G claims that the 5 AAC 57.
More to fishery issues than natural cycles

Our ADF&G is going to be needing lots of emergency orders for the future as they have commercially wiped-out our marine prey for juvenal king salmon.
Fish and Game needs to maintain natural salmon ratios

Hatching up millions of sockeye salmon and dumping them into the ocean may seem like a good idea but has anyone really sat down and figured out what all those extra mouths are suppose to eat? Our ADF&G projected 6 -7 million sockeye returning to Cook Inlet this year with a commercial gill net harvest of 4.9 million. Has anyone even asked how many sockeye nature would normally have run in Upper Cook Inlet this year without the help of the ADF&G? A whole lot of these sockeye are returning because our ADF&G hatched those sockeye eggs out and dumped them into the ocean.
Letter to the editor: Reader says stories, letters missing the mark

...important issue? It appears that the Clarion is only interested in non-scientific, one sided opinion which is flowing mostly from the commercial fishing industry. Has the Clarion become a purely gossip publication? Don Johnson Soldotna


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