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Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

...showing that a barbless hook reduces the chance that a fish will die after it has been caught, said Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich. "We will still be using an 8.25 percent mortality rate in our calculations," he said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-17/kenai-river-king-salmon-restricted-t
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Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

...and Game markers about three miles upstream. While the area for dipnetters to use has expanded, Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich said personal-use fishers should be mindful of the boundaries at the mouth of the Kasilof...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-03/fish-and-game-loosens-fishing-restri
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...fisheries in the inlet, the rest is available for the commercial fleet, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist Pat Shields. Last year, about 3.1 million salmon were harvested commercially in the Upper Cook Inlet with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-16-0
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Fish and Game sportfishing regulations released, booklet printed with errors

...confusion. "As with any new regulation, there's a period of education we go through," said Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich. "This doesn't make that education any easier." Hasbrouck said Fish and Game spent $53...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-23/fish-and-game-sportfishing-regulatio
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Part 1: Running in cycles

...publicity that's likely to ensure will add to the number of salmon seekers." Early run decline Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich can pinpoint the exact year - 2007- when data showed the early run of Kenai River king salmon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-01/part-1-running-in-cycles
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Restrictions issued for commercial king fishery

...first fishing period closed in response to king salmon conservation concerns. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said six systems in the Northern District of the Upper Cook Inlet were considered stocks of concern...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-24
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Gorging trout a fisherman's delight

...on the river. "It's feeding season for sure," said Robert Begich, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist. "Everything that they can get a hold of." Dave Atcheson, author of "Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2011-10-20/gorging-trout-a-fisherma
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Low king numbers prompt Kenai, Kasilof, Cook Inlet restrictions

...and catch-and-release of naturally-produced kings on the Kasilof River. Robert Begich, Fish and Game area management biologist, said with 25 percent of the run complete, all of the indices used to assess the abundance of early-run...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-13/low-king-numbers-prompt-kenai-kasilo
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No bait

...sport anglers in order to put more fish (upriver) needed for escapement," said Robert Begich, Fish and Game area management biologist.Fishing for king salmon without bait reduces catching efficiency by about half, said Ricky Gease, executive...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-24/no-bait
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Setnetters share in king conservation effort

...a move that will hopefully limit the sockeye flood and allow more kings to enter into the river, Fish and Game area management biologist Pat Shields said."So when you run into a situation where you are trying to make escapement goals and follow...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-27/setnetters-share-in-king-conservatio
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