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Changes cast long shadow on commercial fish industry to pay for their boat, raise their families and expect a major contribution to their livelihood," driftnetter Drew Sparlin said. "With the economic situation and the regulations set forth by the Board of Fish, it is impossible for people...
Salmon?s return earns ?delightful? reception

...Place, was a resounding and unqualified success. Appreciation and thanks are due to Kenai Wild for the salmon; to Drew Sparlin of United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Sen. Tom Wagoner for the halibut; to the kitchen staff at the Soldotna...
Peninsula leaders request Cook Inlet commercial fishing disaster declaration the disaster team so they will know the terrible situation we have down here." Kenai commercial driftnet skipper Drew Sparlin said this was his worst year in more than 30 years of fishing. "We had a very, very small run and low prices...
Agencies doing well to prevent Drift River disaster

...agencies involved are doing everything they can to prevent anything approaching the Exxon Valdez disaster. Indeed, Drew Sparlin, president of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, said the Unified Command had addressed some of his concerns...
Two fish, one fish - dead industry?

...the abundance is low as it is now ... the plan says everyone is to back off and let the stocks recover," he said. Drew Sparlin, a Kenai-based commercial halibut and salmon fisherman, shared a similar sentiment. "We know that if the resource...
Testimony offered on BOF candidate

...being represented was a red herring to find another way to not confirm him by the sport fish industry," he said. Drew Sparlin, president of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, also threw his support behind Johnson. He said Johnson was...
19 years later, Exxon Valdez spill checks have been mailed

...there's a lot to be said right now, other than 'about time,'" said United Cook Inlet Drift Association president Drew Sparlin. Prince William Sound fishermen Andy Wills got his payment last week, about $9,300 after legal fees awarded for...


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