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State says proposed setnet initiative won't be on ballot

...One of the ideas being discussed is a legal challenge, another is a modified initiative," wrote AFCA founder Joe Connors in an emailed response to questions. "Be sure of one thing, this is not over, that is for sure." The Alaska Salmon...
Group behind setnet ban initiative files appeal

...shutting down both sport and commercial catches of kings, if the goal was king salmon conservation, AFCA President Joe Connors said sport fishermen don't oppose restrictions, and have accepted them in recent years. However, "a lot" of king...
Sport group targets set netters

...Calling setnets "indiscriminate killers," President Joe Connors said the organization's goal was to have the initiative...current members of the KRSA including Kristin Mellinger, Joe Connors and volunteer Dennis Gease. Connors, a retired University...
Proposed setnet ban draws fire

...does not intend to bring its initiative - if it is determined to be legal -to the ballot until 2016, said president Joe Connors. In the meantime, members will cross the state raising funds - Penney said in an August interview the group was primarily...
Kenai Council joins list of organizations opposing potential setnet ban

...the ballot by 2016. AFCA spokesperson Charles Fedullo responded to questions sent to the organization's president Joe Connors calling opposition to the proposal an opportunity. "...(AFCA) is interested in working with people across Alaska...
Fishing groups file opposition to proposed setnet ban

...firm, Northwest Strategies. In a statement provided in response to questions about Kramer's letter, AFCA President Joe Connors did not specifically answer a question about whether or not his group would provide its own legal opinion, but maintained...
Fishery proposal sparks debate

...Despite the debate, the committee voted to oppose this proposal. Committee vice chair Mike Crawford and fishing guide Joe Connors questioned whether or not an increased closure for the setnet fishery would reduce the number of non-target species...
Committee set to take fishing guide gripes

...was set up approximately a year ago to address guide-related issues along the Kenai River Special Management Area. Joe Connors, who holds the guide seat on the KRSMA board and is chairman of the Guide Advisory Committee, said the committee is...
Guides away: Kenai River Guide Academy's last class before summer

...scenarios in front of a panel of peers before they can officially graduate. "There are no trick questions," said Joe Connors, who is on the board of directors for the academy. This week's academy is the final time the course is being offered...
Boat wakes, ice destruction topics for river board

...bridge to the permanent one, and removal of the temporary bridge -- from north to south -- will begin, she said. Joe Connors reported that progress also was being made by the guide advisory committee, a subcommittee of KRSMA. He said a new...


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