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An Outdoor View: Fish wars

...primary election.Heading the commercial side of this war is set gillnetter Andy Hall, president of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association (KPFA). The KPFA claims to have 300-plus members, 84 percent of whom are Alaska residents. In...
Gillis resigns days before Board of Fisheries nominee due

...Senate Resources Committee "State of the Salmon" hearing on March 26, 2014. Andy Hall, president of Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, sent an email on May 15 to Walker asking him to reconsider Quintavell's nomination. In it, Hall...
Voices of the Peninsula: Setnet ban initiative is an anti-salmon initiative hide the negative impact of the guided sport fishery on the health and well being of Kenai River king salmon. Andy Hall is an East Side Setnetter, a lifelong Alaskan and president of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association.
Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...think it will be helpful to everyone at the end of the day," said Ken Coleman, vice president of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association.Upper Cook Inlet settnetters were almost entirely shutdown during the 2012 fishery due to concerns...
Cook Inlet region to receive $11.1 million in fisheries disaster aid

...Inlet, the Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna boroughs, Northern District Setnetters Association, Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, Kenai River Sportfishing Association and Kenai River Professional Guide Association are working on...
Funds for fishery enforcement: Wildlife Troopers receive $175,000

JUNEAU - An unpublicized, end-of-session addition to the state capital projects bill for fiscal year 2015 gives the Alaska Wildlife Troopers $175,000 they never asked for to conduct "enforcement activities relating to" salmon returning to the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers and Upper Cook Inlet setnet fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula shoreline.
Funds for fishery enforcement: Wildlife Troopers receive $175,000

Each summer the Soldotna post of the state's Wildlife Troopers calls in for reinforcements.
House Fisheries Committee hears from fish board nominees

...Others offered mixed reports on the three.Paul Shadura supported Jeffrey and Jensen on behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, but said he spoke for the South KBeach Independent Fishermen's Association when he opposed Morisky...
Fishery stakeholders share concerns with Senate committee

...research on Upper Cook Inlet salmon issues in general.Megan Smith, one of three fishers representing the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, echoed Kramer's request for more research.Both Smith and Kramer suggested a focused research plan...
Cook Inlet setnet groups file new emergency petitions

...filed emergency petitions seeking relief from and clarification of portions of the new regulations. The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, or KPFA, and the South K B-Beach Independent Fishermen's Association, SOKI, filed petitions...


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