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BOF head Johnstone resigns

...indication as to why they were doing so, despite a unanimous vote from Board of Game members to interview the commercial drift fisherman. The vote prompted House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, to write a letter to Walker requesting a review of...
Drift fishermen critical of new management plan

The Cook Inlet drift fleet is largely done fishing for the summer, with a catch of more than 2 million salmon. Through Aug. 12, when fishing had ended in most areas, the fleet had landed 1.
Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs allocation to the relatively new user group. Drift fishermen find themselves increasingly less effective at chasing...including further restrictions to corridors for drift fishermen, and shallowed gear for setnet fishermen resulted...
APOC rejects more fisheries complaints

...of the exclusions in the administrative action statute.For example, when the Board of Fisheries changed the area drift fishermen could prosecute, it was an amendment to an existing entitlement. That's specifically excluded from the administrative...
Commercial fishermen see glut of pinks, pricier reds salmon harvest in Upper Cook Inlet. In 2013, drift fishermen caught about 1.65 million sockeye salmon, compared...fishermen were shut down for the bulk of the season, drift fishermen took nearly 93 percent of the total salmon harvest...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...


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