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Fish and Game rescinds Cook Inlet season summary to correct 'nomenclature'

...much closer to meeting. The summary, which was issued Oct. 10 by Soldotna-area commercial management biologist Pat Shields and assistant area management biologist Aaron Dupuis, contained a table that showed a final sockeye passage of 1...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-15/fish-and-game-rescinds-cook-inlet-se
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Commercial fishermen see glut of pinks, pricier reds

...Typically, harvest is more evenly split between drift and set gillnet fishermen, said Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields in a previous Clarion interview. However, as sockeye salmon continue to return to the inlet in large numbers and king...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-14/commercial-fishermen-see-glut-of-pin
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Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...late-run kings was about 18,000 or 19,000 fish, said ADFG Division of Commercial Fisheries area management biologist Pat Shields, which was similar to the preseason forecast. ADFG estimated the escapement at about 16,061 kings. The run size...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-0
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Drift fishermen critical of new management plan

...pounds of sockeye. Most fishermen saw lower catch per unit effort, or CPUE, this summer. According to ADFG biologist Pat Shields, the CPUE never exceeded 500 fish for the whole summer. Maw attributed that to management plan changes that meant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06
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Board of Fish 2014-15 agenda to include Cook Inlet clams, felt-sole boots

...add it to one of the regularly scheduled meetings - usually the supplemental issues meeting in March.ADFG Biologist Pat Shields said the department had not submitted any agenda change requests for Cook Inlet fisheries, but that he thought stakeholders...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-25/board-of-fish-2014-15-agenda-to-incl
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Cook Inlet commercial fisheries winding down

...call-in numbers, and could change based on fish ticket data at the end of the summer. ADFG Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said that looking at the department's most basic charge - meeting escapement goals - the season was a success, although...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-21/cook-inlet-commercial-fisheries-wind
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-24/kenai-river-king-salmon-off-limits-m
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-03/fish-and-game-loosens-fishing-restri
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/area-management-biologists-juggle-co
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King salmon restrictions affect sockeye management

...fishing 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-17/king-salmon-restrictions-affect-sock
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