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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Looking for answers

...we needed to put the data in the governor's request in order to get to this step." Moderator and local setnetter Jim Butler said it was incumbent upon local fishermen to cooperate with each of the agencies helping the state's congressional...
Closing dipnetting a 'very bad' suggestion

This is in regards to (Jim) Butler's suggestion about closing down dipnetting (Clarion, March 7). My first question to you, Mr. Butler, is this; Will you...
Attorney wants dipnet closure

...halt to dipnet salmon fishing on the Kenai River. Mouths were agape and the Kenai City Council chamber stood silent as Jim Butler said shutting down the personal use dipnet fishery would be "an excellent place to start" in taking action to protect...
Fire sparks plans

...providing them with reliable information during emergencies. ?The size of the fire presented risks to four areas,? said Jim Butler, agency representative for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM). ?Those risks were dependent...


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