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Organization aims to rebuild Southeast herring stocks

...researchers including Moss, the authors of "High Potential for Using DNA from Ancient Herring Bones to Inform Modern Fisheries Management and Conservation" write, "Coastal First Nations report that herring consistently returned to the same bays to...
Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

...healthier ecosystem," said Captain Joel Hanson, Director of Conservation Programs at The Boat Company. "Sound fisheries management requires collecting the best available scientific information, and that means full observer coverage on the high-volume...
Is overescapement financial or biological?

...same page and agree that the term "overescapement" is strictly a corporate financial term, then the basics of fisheries management would change for the better for everyone. In my opinion, we are not escaping enough sockeye salmon into the Kenai...
Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...already addressing the concerns motivating the people pushing the setnet ban. In the minefield that is Cook Inlet fisheries management and regulation, this initiative could set off an explosive reaction. Up until now, the Board of Fisheries has...
Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

...time of the fish. Moving to barbless hooks was discussed extensively during the meeting. Fish and Game regional fisheries management coordinator Matt Miller told board members that using barbless hooks didn't reduce the number of hooked fish...
Senate fisheries act draft begins circulating

...newest version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act out for discussion adds subsistence users and Tribal governments to the fisheries management law and has the potential to create new Community Development Quota in the Arctic, but it has not yet been made...
Judge requires CIFF to reimburse state for lawsuit costs

...state Department of Law $12,924. That amount was 20 percent of what the state spent defending itself in the fisheries management lawsuit, according to a Department of Law memo filed with the court June 18.The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund...
Voices of the Peninsula: Drift fisherman cynical of fish board proceedings

The Board of Fisheries has been meeting in Anchorage recently with their focus on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management. I was there for most of it, as I have been for nearly 40 years. Remember long ago when the Marlboro man advertised the benefits...
Fish board actions a victory for king conservation

...most of this year's BOF policy debate. The first included changes to commercial setnet and Kenai River sport fisheries management that will help preserve Kenai king salmon. Another included managing the Upper Cook Inlet commercial drift gillnet...
Alaskans weigh in on Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization

...As-is, the MSA largely addresses commercial fisheries management. The House Natural Resources Committee released...differences between commercial and recreational fisheries management. Recreational fisheries are based on angler days...


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