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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...
An Outdoor View: Fish wars side is Kenai River fishing guide and lodge owner Joe Connors, president of the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance...more interested in money than conservation. AFCA head Joe Connors is a KRSA member. Bill MacKay is on the board of both...
Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures

...was formed with conservation in mind," Penney said. "In fact, it's part of our middle name." AFCA President Joe Connors, a former setnetter from 1978-1983 and current Kenai River sportfishing lodge owner, said, "It's time for setnets...
Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures

...death," and "indiscriminate killers" that must be banished to ensure the future of chinook salmon.AFCA President Joe Connors, a former setnetter from 1978-1983 and current Kenai River sportfishing lodge owner, said, "It's time for setnets...
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...
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...
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...
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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