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Faced with uncertainty, fishing guides innovate

...declined from 2007-2009 and stayed at this bellow or well-below average abundance," said area management biologist Robert Begich in a 2013 interview. Fenton said he has seen a decline in returning king numbers for about a decade and each year...
Gillnets in the Kenai River don't make sense

...gillnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert Begich they still voted to allow gillnetting on the rivers: "Those fish are all in different stages of pre- and post-spawning...
Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

...than twice the 2014 forecast for the struggling salmon run. Despite the promising uptick in numbers, area manager Robert Begich said the upcoming fishing season would likely be managed similarly to last season. In 2014, managers announced a...
Fish and Game to close early run king fishing on the Kenai River

...through July 31 to protect spawning early run kings, said Fish and Game Sport Fish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. While the king salmon management actions are largely similar to the 2014 preseason actions, anglers will have an...
Kenai king sonar moves upriver

...we've been wanting to do for the last four years," said Fish and Game Sportfish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "We get the best information we can about the run (at the new site)." Before moving to the new site, Begich...
Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Mile 48 - just south of Skilak Lake - and Moose Range Meadows. Fish and Game Sportfishing Area Management Biologist Robert Begich said he was concerned about the new fishery, both because of its location and its potential to affect the department's...
River Ranch in Funny River considered for upgrades

...funds for state parks. Another issue that could come up is the bank closure. Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich, who is a member of the planning team, said reopening the area could be complicated. "We don't know which way...
Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...Fishery management started conservatively, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish biologist Robert Begich. In the end that paid off, as both the early and late-run kings met their escapement goals.The preliminary estimate...
Pike poisoning underway in Soldotna

...personnel in bright yellow hazardous materials suits crossed East Mackey lake on Wednesday, Area Management Biologist Robert Begich and Assistant Area Management Biologist Jason Pawluk sat in a boat netting dead pike that floated to the surface...
Stormy Lake fishing again restricted

...Stormy Lake. Those char are distinct from others found in the Swanson River watershed and area management biologist Robert Begich said during a 2012 interview that it was a priority for the department to save those fish because they could not be...


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