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Sportfishing group drives wedge into community

...equal and fair is very misunderstood in this context. Here are a few people that have been treated unfairly by KRSA: Mel Morris, Brent Johnson, Vince Webster, Roland Maw, and most recently, Robert Ruffner. KRSA eavesdropped on a UFA meeting...
BOF tackles surplus sockeye

...late, but in 2006, the sockeye run was nine days late. "It is a pattern that's developed," said board member Mel Morris. "We're getting later runs and a big percentage of the fish are coming through late." Drift netters currently have...
Gov's fish board appointments draw complaints

...last week. Susan Jeffrey, of Kodiak, a commercial salmon fisher, was appointed to take the seat of former member Mel Morris, also of Kodiak, who served on the board since 2003. "We're just a little upset with the fact that the governor...
Fish board meeting was fair

...Star; and Vince Goddard participated for Inlet Fisheries. A surprise came when BOF members allowed their chairman, Mel Morris, to participate. Morris, a Kodiak resident, has been a salmon purchaser for some time. Three years ago he was disqualified...
Fish board wraps up

...intent to make sure that the staff had the tools in the box to be able to manage the fisheries," said board chairman Mel Morris. "We've told them what the priorities are and then they know their options." Board members felt that giving more...
Palin makes poor pick

...At present, the fish board is fairly well balanced between sport and commercial-fishing interests. Kodiak resident Mel Morris is in seafood marketing, and has been in seafood processing. John Jensen, of Petersburg, has been a commercial fisherman...
Fish Board says no to changes

...The seven-member board split on the issue. Chairman Mel Morris, of Kodiak, along with Nelson, of Anchorage, and Robert...intent in current regulation,? he said. ?Chair Mel Morris, Art Nelson and Robert Heyano fully understood the issue...


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