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Ruffner deserves support for fish board

I am writing to strongly urge the legislature to confirm Robert Ruffner for the Board of Fish. As director of the Kenai Watershed Forum he has put fish first. He is a logical intelligent thinker with a common sense approach.
Panel talks to fish board nominees, asks about salmon plan

JUNEAU - A Senate committee held a hearing Monday on the governor's nominees for the state Board of Fisheries, but the panel held off on taking action. State Affairs committee chair Sen.
Let's start talking now

...when the people who will be impacted - a human face to the issue - are sitting at the same table.With changes to the fish board in the works, we hope local recommendations, such as those submitted by the Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
BOF head Johnstone resigns

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


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