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Kenai man named 'Fisherman of the Year'

...Anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska - but when a table mate leaned over and said "Boy that's great," to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something was up. Longtime commercial fisherman and Kenai attorney Butler and three others were...
New group defends Treadwell in setnet ban initiative case

...Resources for All Alaskans in late February. RFAA President Jim Butler said the group's federal nonprofit status is is also bad public policy," said RFAA president Jim Butler in a formal statement. "The proposal to ban set netters...
Kenai public responds to 2013 dipnet season well as request aid in regulation from the Coast Guard, Koch said. Despite the city's best efforts, resident Jim Butler said nothing would get better without more help. He said the council should look at how much law enforcement is used...
New fisheries advocacy group plots strategy

...January. Resources for All Alaskans was formed by several local and statewide commercial fishing representatives including Jim Butler, a longtime Cook Inlet setnetter and lawyer, Jim Garner, Executive Vice President of Trident Seafood, and Jerry McCune...
Fisheries panel brings fishers from all user groups to the table

...whom are fishermen in the area, was how changes in participation in Cook Inlet fisheries had affected user groups. Jim Butler, a commercial setnet fishermen and representative of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, said commercial...
Fish board imposes 'severe restrictions' on setnet fishery

...the audience several times that ADFG could use emergency order authority to liberalize the setnet fishery. However, Jim Butler, a commercial setnet fisher and representative of the commercial fishing advocacy group the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's...
Setnetters voice concerns to council

...think that exists right now." Other fishermen were angry that dipnetters were allowed to continue their operations. Jim Butler, setnetter and former board member at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, wanted to know why they were not regulated...
Council mulls dipnet fishery, senior housing

...beach as "putrid," and council member Mike Boyle said human feces is now among the litter accumulating in the sand. Jim Butler, another concerned resident, said the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation encourages fish waste to be dumped...
Upper Cook Inlet Task Force announces members, meetings

...Alaska Fish and Float and Dennis Gease, of Kenai was given a seat as a personal use fisherman. Three setnet fishermen, Jim Butler III, Ken Coleman and Robert Williams will represent the East Side Setnet Fishery. Coleman, who fishes on the beach...
Fish on the menu: Kenai council discusses fish waste, fish policy

...about everyone's favorite summertime topic -- fish. Courtney Stroh, a student at Kenai Central High School, and Jim Butler, a local commercial fisherman, both talked about the city's role in managing and monitoring fisheries. Stroh presented...


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