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From the braids of the Kviachak to shores of Bristol Bay

...Bristol Bay!); but also some melancholy (we have to go back to work!).As soon as we started spotting tenders and setnet sites, the radio chatter increased, and we learned that some drifters were headed to Egegik for an opener there. It was...
Kenai man named 'Fisherman of the Year'

...boat in the Bering Sea before moving to longlining and drift gillnetting in the Cook Inlet. His family has operated a setnet site north of the Kenai River since 2005. Coleman, who also setnets in the Cook Inlet, said the award was given to Butler...
Homer neighbors look to stop beach abuse

...a highway between towns and cabins. People also drive the beach to collect coal for burning in stoves or to get to setnet sites, activities some said should be by permit.Robl said it would be hard to enforce a permitting process for vehicles...
Board of Fisheries to hear Cook Inlet setnet emergency petition

...fished, despite fishing on two different stocks of sockeye that have two different peaks in run timing. Shadura, whose setnet sites are located in the Kasilof section of the East Side Setnet fishery, said the historical midpoint - or peak surge of...
Setnetters sue for extra fishing hours

...season. According to the affidavit, Ducker saw drift gillnet fishermen near the Kasilof fishing close to his beach setnet sites when he was kept out of the water. "I watched as drift gillnet boats fished directly next to my set gillnet buoy...
Hearing in Cook Inlet fishing lawsuit set for July 30

...loss of forgone fishing time, and also note that the drift fleet has been used to fish closer in to the beach, where setnet sites are based.The lawsuit accuses Fish and Game of reallocating fish from setnetters to other users because setnet fishermen...
Setnet closure doesn't address king salmon problems

...involved in commercial fishing at some level from a very young age from drifting the Inlet with my Dad to running my own setnet site at Humpy Point, beginning in the 1950s through the present. The kings were fished commercially at one time and always...
Closure impacts hundreds Peninsula businesses

...setnet fisherman, and my children and grandchildren are third- and fourth-generation setnet fishermen. I've fished setnet sites at Corea Bend, Clam Gulch, Humpy Point, and Salamatof Beach. When I started fishing in the mid-1950s we were still...
Loans available to assist with fishing disaster not stockpile what they sell, he said. "When it comes to setnet fishing, the only thing we really have is our setnet sites," Shadura said. "(It's worth) is apparent to the person who buys that site - at a high risk- but it makes it...
Every-one together

Travis Every spent June and July standing at his family's setnet sites watching the sockeye salmon jump in their rush toward the Kenai River. But, instead of setting his nets in the water to catch...


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