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Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

...river's sonar, bringing the run toward the upper end of its escapement goal of 160,000-390,000 fish. East Side setnet fishers as well as drift gillnetters have been used extensively by commercial managers in an attempt to slow escapement into...
Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...puts a 36-hour per week cap on the number of hours setnet fishers can be in the water, meaning managers must operate...since 1986, the first time managers used it to keep setnet fishers off of Kenai River king salmon was during the 2013...
Setnet petition fails

...all drift gillnet and commercial setnet fishers in the Cook Inlet. Using it for...designed to allow Kasilof section setnet fishers to harvest Kasilof sockeye when...Christine Brandt, an East Side Setnet fisher who listened in on the proceedings...
Governor announces Board of Fisheries, Game appointees

...sportfishing groups who opposed his reappointment. Sue Jeffrey, a former journalist, borough assembly member and commercial setnet fisher from Kodiak, has been on the Board of Fisheries since 2011 while John Jensen, a commercial fisher, has been on the...
Cook Inlet setnet groups file new emergency petitions

...seperate sockeye runs; the group also ask that the board consider the true "cost to participate" for East Side Setnet fishers as some have had difficulty finding setnet gear to match new size restrictions adopted by the Board of Fisheries during...
Board of Fisheries meeting not easily accessible for everyone

...rate was $99 a night, at least a $1,386 bill for the 14-day meeting. Gary Hollier, an East Side commercial setnet fisher, said he spent about $3,000 to attend the meeting. "It's a big commitment," he said. "These board meetings...
Fish board debates permit stacking

...the Upper Subdistrict of the Cook Inlet; commercial setnet fishers in the Northern District and on the west side of the...board generated proposal would require a commercial setnet fisher - who can operate an aggregate length of set gillnets...
Board ups Kenai king goal, then lowers it

...members of the sportfishing advocacy organization that submitted the original proposal and the large group of commercial setnet fishers in the audience who face the possibility of reduced fishing time next season were united in their lack of enthusiasm...
Board flips on Kenai escapement goal

...proposal range. If it is realized and just 19,715 fish return, the inriver sport fishers, guides and commercial setnet fishers would likely be kept out of water as ADFG managers tried to reach the proposed escapement goal range. During his...
Fish and Game releases 2013 FAQ

...300 fish, with 1,620 king salmon estimated to have been killed by sport fishers; 2,256 in the by commercial setnet fishers and 426 by commercial drift fishers. The final escapement number factors in harvest data. The document is available...


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