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Longtime Kenai River habitat advocate applies for Board of Fisheries seat

A Kenai Peninsula resident known for his habitat advocacy has applied to be on Alaska's Board of Fisheries. Robert Ruffner, outgoing founder and executive director of the Soldotna-based Kenai Watershed Forum, applied for the board in February. Gov.
Fishery stakeholders share concerns with Senate committee

...confirmation hearings. However, Arno said he didn't think the board process itself needed to change.Kenai Area Fishermen's Coalition Chairman Dwight Kramer said he thought the state should change to having a paid, professional board of...
Board of Fisheries meeting not easily accessible for everyone

...Peninsula's abundant fisheries. "It's the commercial interest here," Hollier said. "It's the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition that's doing a great job. Then you've got the Kenai River Sportfishing Asociation and the guide component...
Fish board gets to the point

...barbless hooks an allocation not just among user groups, but among anglers. Dwight Kramer, chairman of the Kenai Area Fishermen's Coalition supported the proposal during the Lower Cook Inlet meeting. "There's a big difference when you're...
State says proposed setnet initiative won't be on ballot

...salmon alliance, the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition, the city of Kenai and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had all officially opposed the initiative...
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...allocative fights and move toward integrated management. Dwight Kramer, a sportfisherman who heads the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition, agreed with Dale at the forum. The board is the biggest impediment to finding solutions, Kramer said...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Kenai kings need more spawning protection

...future Kenai River King salmon production, Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition, a private angler "Joe Fisherman" group...angler "Joe Fisherman" and Chairman of the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition (KAFC) with over 30 years of fishing experience...
Part 1: Running in cycles

...increase from a 6 percent average between 1986 and 1994. Dwight Kramer, private angler and head of the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition, can be found at local fisheries meetings asking questions about the early run of kings. Kramer, who...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Early run Kenai king salmon closure a blow to guides

...closed beginning May 1 through June 30. While some private anglers, like Dwight Kramer chairman of the Kenai Area Fishermen's Coalition, said they supported the closure - the move is a blow to guides who make a living on guiding for king salmon...
Saving the kings

...few would actually improve the lot of the river's king salmon. One such is Proposal No. 219, by the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition. This group's idea: Close sections of the Kenai River to sport fishing for king salmon during July...


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