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Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

...escapement into the Kasilof River, but the nearby Kenai River sockeye run has yet to hit the river with the same strength. Pat Shields, area management biologist in the commercial division of Fish and Game, said indicators are that sockeye were still...
Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...area management biologist in the commercial fishing division of Fish and Game. Dupuis and area management biologist Pat Shields are tasked with managing the commercial fishing fleet to control sockeye escapement. Currently on the central Kenai...
King salmon restrictions affect sockeye management area. "It will be difficult if the run returns as forecasted," said commercial area management biologist Pat Shields. Whether the commercial fleet can be fished enough to be a useful tool in controlling salmon escapement depends on...
Kasilof setnetters to open, some face gear restrictions

...the Kasilof - a river that exceeded its escapement goal by nearly 100,000 fish in 2013 - area management biologist Pat Shields said Fish and Game waited a few days to try and protect early-run king salmon bound for the nearby Kenai River. The...
Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

...into the river, about 100,000 more than the upper end of the river's escapement goal. Commercial area biologist Pat Shields said the strong showing of sockeye salmon this early in the season wasn't necessarily an indicator of the size of...
Drifters head into the season, setnets to remain dry

...set gillnet fishery in the Kasilof section of the East Side Setnet Fishery. Both Dupuis and area management biologist Pat Shields said Fish and Game would not be opening the set gillnet fishery as fish in the early run of Kenai River king salmon...

...the rest is available for the commercial fleet, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist Pat Shields. Last year, about 3.1 million salmon were harvested commercially in the Upper Cook Inlet with an estimated exvessel...
Setnet petition fails

...if the SOKI petition would make it easier to manage the fishery. "I guess the answer to that would be yes," said Pat Shields, ADFG commercial area management biologist who manages the Upper Cook Inlet setnet fisheries. "That would provide...
Board of Fisheries to hear Cook Inlet setnet emergency petition

...harvest sockeye between the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the setnet fishery. ADFG Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said that under the new provisions, if commercial setnetters are allowed to fish in the Kasilof section but not the...
BOF changes commercial drift fishing in Cook Inlet

...shoreline before terminating at near Anchor Point. During board deliberations, commercial area management biologist Pat Shields was asked what kind of sockeye salmon catch rates are observed for the drift fleet in the new area. While the specific...


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