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BOF changes commercial drift fishing in Cook Inlet

...boat fishery starts in that area and it's the station where the boat catches the least amount of sockeye. "Speaking with drifters over the years, this is an area where we don't fish a lot," Shields said. From July 16-July 31 at run strengths of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-10/bof-changes-commercial-drift-fishing
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Communities donate for graduation party

...Enterprises), Alaska Railroad Corp., Alaska USA, Allen & Petersen, Arby's, Arctic Fox Espresso, Artworks, Bear Paw Drifters, Beemun's, Big G Electric, Blockbuster, Bob Shirnberg-DJ, Boys & Girls Club, Brown Insurance, C&C Glass, Candy...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060408/let_212988989.shtml
Fishing groups file opposition to proposed setnet ban

...anglers. Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, or KPFA, largely represents Cook Inlet setnetters in addition to some drifters and seiners. The Alaska Salmon Alliance, or ASA, is a coalition of commercial fishermen and processors. In November, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-19/fishing-groups-file-opposition-to-pr
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Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...people look at the 2012 season where we barely fished the setnetters at all and were able to harvest a lot of sockeyes with the drifters. They would look at that and say, 'Well, that's proof that the setnetters aren't necessary.' I've heard that comment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-14/management-challenge-fish-wars-escal
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Setnetters, drifters open in Kasilof on Sunday

A Saturday afternoon emergency order has opened the Kasilof section of the Upper Subdistrict of the Cook Inlet from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to harvest the excess of sockeye salmon. According to the emergency order: Drift and set gillnetting will be open in the Kasilof Section - not the expanded section - from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. As of 3 p.m. Saturday 138,000 sockeye had passed through the sonar on the Kasilof river - the largest estimated passage through this date on the river, according to the release.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-29/setnetters-drifters-open-in-kasilof-
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Setnetters, drifters open in Kasilof on Sunday

A Saturday afternoon emergency order has opened the Kasilof section of the Upper Subdistrict of the Cook Inlet from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to harvest the excess of sockeye salmon. According to the emergency order: Drift and set gillnetting will be open in the Kasilof Section - not the expanded section - from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. As of 3 p.m. Saturday 138,000 sockeye had passed through the sonar on the Kasilof river - the largest estimated passage through this date on the river, according to the release.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-29/setnetters-drifters-open-in-kasilof-
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Changes on the Kenai

...cry.In the early 1970s, according to those 40-year-old clippings, we were "drifting" for king salmon with Cherry Drifters, and trolling for kings with Hot Shots and Tadpollys. Guides could fish 24/7, and they were so few, I knew them all...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-08/changes-on-the-kenai
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Longtime fisherman gives insight on salmon decline

...several reasons given and some no doubt contribute to the reduction in their numbers. Often cited causes are setnetters, drifters, trawlers and adverse ocean conditions. But rarely discussed is the effect of sports fishing on kings that have reached their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-08-12/longtime-fisherman-gives-
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Drift fishermen ease into season

...more dry runs and you're spending more on gas than you are actually procuring fish to pay for a trip." Average catch for drifters in late June is about 60-70 sockeye a boat, said Pat Shields, area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-25-0
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