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Permit data shows steady growth in Cook Inlet personal use fishing

...On the Kenai River, managers estimate personal use sockeye harvest inseason. Fish and Game Research Project Leader Mark Willette wrote in an email that researchers use a 5-year average harvest rate in the personal use fishery. Inseason, the...
Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...commercial managers said would further complicate efforts to keep the Kasilof River from exceeding its escapement goal. Mark Willette, fisheries biologist and research project leader in the commercial fishing division of Fish and Game, estimated that...
Nets at the ready

...have another over-escapement event," Shields said. Mark Willette, fisheries biologist, said the department has observed...Kasilof portion of the set gillnet fishery and biologist Mark Willette's name. Rashah McChesney can be reached at rashah...
Fish fix: Department changes sonar counting procedures

...whereas the current DIDSON estimates "show no consistent bias" high or low, according to the department biologist Mark Willette. "Some were lower, some were higher," he said. The timing of the public meeting held to discuss the change...
Fish forecast looks gloomy 2004 which was the second year in a row that we were above the sustainable escapement goal (SEG) range," said Mark Willette, research project leader for the Commercial Division of Fish and Game. "We had 1.1 million spawners then, and...
Average harvest predicted

...for the Kasilof River is higher than the average. "The harvest should be close to the 20-year average," said Mark Willette, Soldotna Fish and Game commercial fisheries biologist. "(The season) shouldn't be very poor, it's near average...
Commercial fishers find salmon market a challenge

...long-term averages, there's no promise that the run will come in as projected, said Fish and Game research biologist Mark Willette. Last year's forecast was similar to 2002, but the actual return was about 1 million fish lower. In the old days...
Biologists expect poor UCI sockeye return in ?06

...Kenai River, which is the largest-producing system in the inlet. According to Fish and Game research biologist Mark Willette, the forecast reflects a poor expected return of 5-year-old fish to the Kenai. ?The forecast was based on fry...


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