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Ruffner to step down from Kenai Watershed Forum post

...positions on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, an international conservation...continue his work with the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership, a local conversation group focused on fish habitat preservation. "I am staying in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-26
News
Soldotna Parks and Rec to continue adapting

...could benefit the city. The changes and improvements included the city's completion of park projects, the construction of fish cleaning stations near the Kenai River and the addition of electronic pay stations at Soldotna campgrounds.One of the less...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-27/soldotna-parks-and-rec-to-continue-a
News
Governor appoints Cotten to Fish and Game position

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday appointed Sam Cotten to serve as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Cotten, who is currently serving as the interim director of the department, was the only name forwarded to the governor...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-20/governor-appoints-cotten-to-fish-and
News
Upping their groundfish game

...could provide a way to safely catch the fish, without worrying about bycatch. Seining...that you do catch," he said, because fish are alive until they're hauled on deck...really," he said. Even finding the fish can be a challenge. During the winter...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/upping-their-groundfish-game
News
THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DIVISION OF SUBSISTENCE wi...

THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DIVISION OF SUBSISTENCE will be conducting a wild resource survey in Nikiski between January 25th and February 4th...

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Voices of the Peninsula: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

...will happen as our salmon find themselves in increasingly hot water. Because high temperatures cause stress in cold-water fish, climate change poses a direct threat to our wild salmon by making them more vulnerable to pollution, predation and disease...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-24/voices-of-the-peninsula-protectin
Opinion
Distillery owner sets a 'high mark'

...who can take his or her rig the furthest up the mountain. Second, in commercial fishing the high mark is the maximum load of fish a vessel can hold, which means pay day for the fishermen and good times. And third, bears mark trees to stake territory and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-01-26/distillery-owner-sets-a-high-ma
Community
Around the District

...Auditorium at 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Connections Talent Show! Sport Lake Ice Fishing: Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game is inviting our students to spend one hour on the ice fishing for rainbow trout and Chinook salmon at Sport Lake. Students...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-01-25/around-the-district
Schools
Speaker's comments on board process appreciated

...one. This is not the first time the board of fish has gone rogue. In February the Board of Fish voted 7-0 on two board generated proposals...don't think so. Do the actions of the Board of Fish enhance the trust of the public in a once dynamic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-22/speakers-comments-on-boar
Letters
Fish board plays politics - again

...time spent afield in pursuit of Alaska's fish and game would be an ideal candidate to...Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Apparently, all seven members...governor shall appoint the commissioner of fish and game from a list of qualified persons...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-15/fish-board-plays-politics-again
Opinion

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