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Time for compromise in Cook Inlet fisheries

After fifty years in the salmon fishery I recall after season trips to the Little Su, Alexander and Montana creeks where my wife and I took eighty- and ninety-pound kings from the water for smoking and canning. A few years later we began to hear whining from the Cook Inlet user groups who have been trying to cut each others' throats in any rag that would print their said stories. Fortunately the Alaska Constitution has barred most claims, while at the same time every politician from D.C.
Inletkeeper testing shows no Fukushima radiation in Cook Inlet

...stirred up fear and misinformation and the organization had received a lot of calls from Alaskans concerned about Cook Inlet fisheries. The Japanese reactor was disabled after a major earthquake in 2011, and high radioactive releases were measured...
Fish Board spurns Central Peninsula

...issues. It will happen in Kodiak. By the time the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds its next meeting on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries, it will have been nearly 20 years since its members have chosen to do so on the Kenai Peninsula. During the last...
Drift fishermen critical of new management plan

...which led to the increased movement required to catch fish this summer, according to Maw and other drifters. Cook Inlet fisheries are generally managed with a commercial preference for sockeyes and a sport preference for silvers, or cohos, and...
Setnetters, others ask for adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regulations

Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter.
Board of Fish 2014-15 agenda to include Cook Inlet clams, felt-sole boots

...meeting in March.ADFG Biologist Pat Shields said the department had not submitted any agenda change requests for Cook Inlet fisheries, but that he thought stakeholders had submitted some, given that the 2014 fishery was the first year after a board...
UCIDA offers clarification of lawsuit of the NMFS and participate as an intervenor-defendant.UCIDA does not want federal management of the Cook Inlet fishery. We are only asking that the State be held to the same management standards in Cook Inlet that they have to follow...
Something to talk about

...public process.Over the past couple of years - with low king returns affecting management decisions in all upper Cook Inlet fisheries - we've seen a number of people involved in commercial fishing and sport fishing come together to look for common...
Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...board is 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...
Wildlife troopers increase fishery enforcement

...year the Alaska State Legislature added $175,000 to the troopers' budget to aid in the enforcement of the Cook Inlet fisheries. McConnell said the extra funds have allowed the troopers to provide a more significant presence. Wildlife Troopers...


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