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Fish board to take up Cook Inlet clams

Cook Inlet clams on are on the Alaska Board of Fisheries' plate as residents seek to manage a razor clam population that has crashed on the eastern side of the inlet and a fishery that has exploded in popularity on the western side.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-18/fish-board-to-take-up-cook-inlet-cla
News
A good solution to a real problem

...frequently touted as a shining example of an open public process. In its last Upper Cook Inlet meeting in 2014, the fish board made drastic changes to commercial fishery regulations via board-generated proposals. Those proposals were not reviewed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-14/a-good-solution-to-a-real-problem
Opinion
Fish board needs a thoughtful nomination process

...from consideration for a seat on the fish board, and even more concerned when we...Bill Walker still needs to make two fish board appointments in the coming weeks...appears to have been to give the fish board a much-needed shake-up. As it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-05/fish-board-needs-a-thoughtful-nom
Opinion
Kenai River conservation efforts long overdue

...said nothing. He could have been a voice on the Kenai-Soldotna advisory committee, spoke out against the Dan Coffey fish board when the king escapement was lowered from 14,000 to 9,000, or opposed an in-river derby, supported in-river...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-03/kenai-river-conservation-
Letters
Cotten picked for Fish and Game head; fish board members decline to interview Maw

During deliberations over three of the four candidates for Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries members weighed in with their opinions on the credentials.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-14/board-of-fisheries-snubs-maw-cotten-
News
An Outdoor View: Trouble with gill-netters

...the Board of Game?There's a good reason why Maw would be the first Cook Inlet commercial fisherman to serve on the fish board since 1980. He shouldn't be on the board for the same reason that Brent Johnson shouldn't have been on the board...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-29/an-outdoor-view-trouble-with-gil
Outdoors
Something to talk about

...expressed his disappointment in the fish board's process for forwarding names...Department of Fish and Game. The fish board signed off only on Sam Cotten, whom...been snubbed for an interview by the fish board - to replace Johnstone on the board...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-22/something-to-talk-about
Opinion
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...Bill Walker named Roland Maw, of Kasilof, to the fish board after calling Johnstone to express his disappointment...how it could be interpreted based on the actions of the Fish Board," wrote Chenault. "I'm just asking the governor...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-20/bof-head-johnstone-resigns
News
Fish board plays politics - again

One would think that a person with a doctorate in wildlife management, experience working for state and federal agencies, extensive management and public relations experience and plenty of time spent afield in pursuit of Alaska's fish and game would be an ideal candidate to interview for the job of Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Apparently, all seven members of the Board of Fisheries would beg to differ.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-15/fish-board-plays-politics-again
Opinion
Fish board shenanigans point to need for new leadership

...Bill Walker supports biological management for the maximum sustained yield and said that when he is elected governor the fish board will deliberate here on the Kenai Peninsula. I am supporting Bill Walker for governor, for change, for a future...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-22/fish-board-shenanigans-po
Letters

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