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Water reservation rights need protection

...worked on the Pebble project helping to restore the land and Violet Willson of Naknek, who had the first commercial set-net site in the Naknek River, dating back to 1954. Theirs was a public interest suit. But the judge would not allow Fischer...
Closure impacts hundreds Peninsula businesses

...buoys, nylon nets, synthetic line, and larger (reliable) outboard motors. I own a large 5-6 permit east side set net site. On an average I hire a dozen young (aged 18-30) crew men and women. On an average I spend about $10,000 to...
Why do we disdain work? ethic. The joy of hard work and its fruit are some of the sweetest lessons my children have learned working our set net site. But I dare say there is no way I could teach that to someone else's slothful teenager who has been inculcated that...
Fishermen call for solutions

I don't catch many king salmon at my set net site on the west side of Kodiak where my family and I spend summers. That's just the way it is. We haul in abundant pinks, sockeyes...
Horsing around: Spring the perfect season for riding on beaches

...little exercise over the winter. Horse riders tend to avoid long rides on the beach during the summer because of the set net sites, but you'll see them back on the beaches during the end of August and September to avoid the hunting season, bears...
Marvin Edward Eppes

...Nazarene). He worked for the Alaska Railroad and Seward General Hospital. In 1956 he started commercial fishing on a set net-site in Cook Inlet. Four years later the family homesteaded near Salamatof Lake in North Kenai. The family built a log...
Nikishka Beach access denied

...beach, Peek said. Some of them like the new security measures, he said, because they could cut down on vandalism at set net sites. Navarre said state land and transportation officials might have been unaware of the existence of the beach easements...
Cook Inlet plane crash attributed to engine trouble

...assisted in the search effort, and commercial fishermen in a skiff transported the survivors from the life raft to a set net site on Kalgin Island. A helicopter later transported them to Anchorage.No one reported any injuries other than hypothermia...
Sturman's anniversary is golden

...Soldotna. Fred worked for Conoco Phillips, did various construction jobs, and in 1972 the family purchased a commercial set net site in Nikiski that the family still fishes today. In 1977 Fred also bought a drift boat named the Shadee Lady that he...
HEA board fills vacant seats

...expires in May 2011. Wiley has been a member of HEA for approximately 40 years and currently owns and operates a family set-net site in the Clam Gulch area. He has experience as a field engineer, laborer, and educator. He has also served on the...


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