JUNEAU - A board member for the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has taken issue with the organization's endorsement of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan.
Author's note: Part 2 in a series of two columns. Over the years, fish habitat and the quality of the fishing experience have deteriorated on the Kenai River.
A petition to separate management of the Kenai, East Forelands and Kasilof sections of the commercial setnet fishery in Cook Inlet was failed unanimously by Alaska's seven-member Board of Fisheries.
Dennis Mandell, appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the State Assessment Review Board, withdrew from consideration with an email late Wednesday afternoon. He should never have been appointed in the first place.
Things have not gone well for Trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners in the courts and key federal regulatory arenas in recent weeks, but the battles aren't over. First, on the state level, Alaska's Supreme Court upheld a $9.
For the first time since 1965 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a preseason closure of fishing for Kenai River early run king salmon.
The fate of many sport, commercial, and personal use fisheries in the Upper Cook Inlet was up for debate during a two-week Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Anchorage and many Cook Inlet stakeholders said it was too great of a financial burden to stay in the city and participate in the process. During the first four days of the triennial Cook Inlet meeting at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, more than 100 members of the public sat in for public comments and board deliberations on fishing issues. But attendance dropped sharply as the meeting progressed.
Editor's note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon." Previous stories may be found at www.peninsulaclarion.com.
The Board of Fisheries has been meeting in Anchorage recently with their focus on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management. I was there for most of it, as I have been for nearly 40 years.
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