Fishing was in the news this week (on the Kenai Peninsula, there aren't too many weeks when fishing isn't in the news) but with the start of salmon fishing approaching, now would be an ideal time for Kenai Peninsula stakeholders to sit down together and discuss the upcoming season.
It was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended 40th Anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of Alaska - but when a table mate leaned over and said "Boy that's great," to Jim Butler, the Kenai man knew something was up. Longtime commercial fisherman and Kenai attorney Butler and three others were given UFA's "Fisherman of the Year" award during a Sept. 26, ceremony at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
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