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Northern District up for discussion

...interception of Northern District salmon by the commercial drift fishermen. Colver said that would give the fish a chance to...those corridors is less efficient, however, and drift fishermen generally oppose expanding their use. Eventually...
Voices of the Peninsula: Drift fisherman cynical of fish board proceedings

The Board of Fisheries has been meeting in Anchorage recently with their focus on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management. I was there for most of it, as I have been for nearly 40 years.
Setnetters to miss final fishing period

...afternoon, Pat Shields, area management biologist in the commercial fishing division of Fish and Game, said while drift fishermen would be opened today, setnetters would remain closed for the remainder of their season. For drift net fishermen...
Casting a wider net: Fisher Poet events expand during third year of local performances

...well-travelled fisher poet Pat Dixon, local East Side setnetter Meezie Hermansen, Kasilof resident and Cordova drift fisherman Steve Schoonmaker and several others who shared their experiences and thoughts on fishing. Laura Forbes, a volunteer...
Regulatory proposals, volumes for Cook Inlet fish

...394-page document contains proposals directly relating to Upper and Lower Cook Inlet fisheries. John McCombs, a drift fisherman from Ninilchik, was among the more prolific proposal writers. McCombs, who said he has been fishing in the Cook...
Drift fishermen ease into season

With each noisy grinder, vacuum cleaner, paint touch-up, bag of trash cleared from the cabin and flick of a water hose over the deck, commercial driftnet fishing boats in the Kenai Dock get closer to being ready.
Board of Fisheries adjourns: Status quo kept in sport fisheries

...particular proposal is an orderly transition for the fishery." The board passed the proposal 4-3. Setnetters and drift fishermen alike are concerned this new definition of a fishing period will make the fishery meet the 1 percent rule sooner and...
Kasilof Community News

...June 24 by dedication of a dock on the lower Kasilof River. Vince Goddard of Inlet Fisheries owns the dock and had drift fisherman Greg Tikka install a brass plaque inscribed ?Per Osmar Dock? on a concrete monument. Per built the dock years ago...
Fish reg debate on in Anchorage

...undoubtedly impact commercial drift fishermen in Cook Inlet. The Central District...unreasonable to try to restrict drift fishermen from fishing Susitna salmon...was mostly concerned about the drift fishermen being restricted to the areas...
Biologists expect poor UCI sockeye return in ?06

...Kenai and Kasilof) could see a solid year, while drift fishermen and setnetters north of the line may end up getting actions likely will be northern district drift fishermen. ?The drifters will likely be restricted to the east...


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