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Northern District salmon not faring better than Kenai, Y-K

...Matanuska-Susitna area rivers. In 2011, 12 of the area's 17 king escapement goals were not met. That goal is the number of fish managers want to get upstream to reproduce. The Alaska Board of Fisheries sets those escapement goals for streams and rivers...
Big catch, busy processors

...predicting today's will. "They didn't break the record, but they came pretty close," said Jeff Fox, commercial fish manager for Fish and Game. "That's the second highest ever. They may break it (today)." Fox said the record number...
Philosophical change needed in managing fisheries

...biologists will tell you that managing fish so these fish go to these folks on this day is more a job for UPS than a fish manager. Will the 50,000 dipnetters be happy next month? Will they throw back their king salmon? Will there still be a...
Weak king run forces Fish and Game to manage outside the box

...River's recorded management history has caused great tension among sport and commercial fishermen, local businesses, fish managers and biologists. But more than just traditional stress about fishery allocation and worry about how poor returns of...
Micciche, Wagoner talk oil, fish, state issues

...Wagoner said, adding the Board of Fisheries needs to be a "professional board instead of a lay board." Micciche local fish managers need to understand how many kings are coming into the Kenai River and that the area needs local managers to make decisions...
Group casts for members

...Kramer said. Athons said in addition to being made up of local fishermen a lot of retired area biologists and fish managers have positions on the board of directors as well. "We believe in scientific-based fisheries management," he said...
Angling for position: High, turbid water needn't sink high hopes The run has been lagging this year; downriver, fish managers have just revised their run-size predictions. They...seasons in Idaho, according to Sharon Kiefer, anadromous fish manager for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at Boise...
Fishing season not over for persistent anglers

...pretty strong the last week of the king season, and in larger numbers than usual," said Robert Begich, area sport fish manager with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Silvers typically start running hard in August and September, but it...
73.5-pound king just shy trophy status

...and rightly so. "It's the biggest one caught so far this year," said Robert Begich, Fish and Game area sport fish manager. Earlier that same morning, Peterson had brought up a 49-inch king that was estimated to weigh around 50 pounds... defense against wildfire Fish managers optimistic about Yukon River chinook...with most Kodiak processors Fish managers optimistic about Yukon River chinook...mining claims inside Denali Fish managers optimistic about Yukon River chinook...


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