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John V. Hopley

...lifelong friends who he enjoyed immensely.John followed in his father's footsteps as a commercial crabber and salmon fisherman. He served as one of eight members of the first Samish Island Volunteer Fire Department from 1952 to 1984. He also...
NOAA disperses final $13 million for 2012 king salmon disaster

...distributing Alaska's appropriation of $20.8 million, $7.8 million of which was distributed to commercial salmon fishermen in August 2014.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collaborates with the State of Alaska to determine...
Commercial fishermen see glut of pinks, pricier reds

...previous 10-year average. In the Lower Cook Inlet, pink salmon harvests were much higher than those of other salmon. Fishermen harvested 298,000 of them, and the vast majority were caught in the Outer District, an area along the eastern...
Parties must come together to solve Kenai River issues

...together and solve these differences or the river will become a very gentle place, one with no kings and no king salmon fishermen. If this requires the Board of Fish to be totally changed, so be it, but again all groups must make a truce and...
Gifts that catch

...lifetime of use. Miller said a few jars of eggs; a hook sharpener; Pixies and Vibrax will make a nice stocking for salmon fishermen. And, pliers, fisherman can always use pliers, he said. Last minute pick-up gifts under $20 for ice fishers...
Fisherman finds ways to give back

Alaskan salmon fishermen just enjoyed a record season. Over 266 million salmon were harvested...Juneau if that is what it takes to make your community thrive. Salmon fishermen understand the principal of ensuring escapement. Fisherman collectively...
Salmon species - other than kings - thriving around Alaska

...came in. "The volume was incredible. The numbers we're seeing on the good cycles are good enough to sustain the salmon fishermen." Not counting the sport fishing industry, commercial fishing is the No. 1 private employer in Alaska, with...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Kings drive news, sockeyes drive inlet economy there. The average king salmon fisherman spends more money in Miller's...the sheer volume of sockeye salmon fishermen drives his business in the summer...would see fewer and fewer king salmon fishermen on the Kenai River in the coming...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Tough year, lingering effects

...king salmon. He still lost a third of his bookings. While it's hard to pinpoint exactly how much money a king salmon fisherman spends in local bait and tackle shops, at lodges, hiring guides or buying groceries and fuel, local business owners...
The Ambassaduer

...changes in ownership, Ambassadeur reels are still in made Sweden. Not surprisingly, they're still in use by many salmon fishermen on the Kenai River. May it forever be so.Les Palmer can be reached at


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