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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...
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...
Reminder: Deadline to return personal-use permits is Friday

...fisheries, or was not able to catch fish, the permits must still be returned. Sport Fish Area Management Biologist Robert Begich said permit holders that fail to comply can be subject to a $200 fine. Anyone who does not return the permit will...
Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

...pass the sonar. Counts have since dropped significantly. Fish and Game sport fish division area management biologist Robert Begich said the high passage on Sunday helped bump projections upward but continued low counts kept projections lower than...
Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

...hook reduces the chance that a fish will die after it has been caught, said Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich. "We will still be using an 8.25 percent mortality rate in our calculations," he said. During the 2013 fishing...
Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

...three miles upstream. While the area for dipnetters to use has expanded, Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich said personal-use fishers should be mindful of the boundaries at the mouth of the Kasilof River which mark the area...
Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...below the escapement goal range of 5,300-9,000 fish. While Fish and Game Sportfish Area Management Biologist Robert Begich said in January that he would consider keeping catch-and-release fishing on the early run - a practice which Fish...
Angler nets king-sized prize catch

...them with a 74.4-pound king he caught on Friday. Robert Begich, the sportfish area manager for the Alaska the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. At top, Robert Begich, sport fish area manager with the Alaska Department...
ADFG closes early run Kenai king salmon fishing

...king salmon resulted in a catch of fewer than 80 fish and ADFG managers estimate a mortality of about five fish, said Robert Begich, ADFG area management biologist, during a February presentation to Alaska's Board of Fisheries. "It provides...


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