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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...Alliance has been collecting signatures throughout the state to put the proposed ban on the August 2016 ballot.President Joe Connors said in an emailed statement that the signature-collecting is going well."We are confident we will reach our goal...
Voices of the Peninsula: Solving fishery issues requires honest dialogue

...react? What does it say about how we react to an issue where passions and emotions run high? The recent op-ed from Joe Connors is very disappointing and everyone in our community needs to know why and to know we can and should do better than this...
Voices of the Peninsula: Set net ban initiative based on conservation

...children and grandchildren might not fish with the same methods that we use now, but at least they will be fishing.Joe Connors is the president of the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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