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Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

...It also has decidedly different fins and spots than other char he has encountered. More practical knowledge for sport fishers, especially those of us who enjoy seeing different fish and adding them to the list of species we've caught, is...
Setnet petition fails

...said the board made the changes to the king salmon management plan, at least in part, for the benefit of inriver sport fishers who target the same fish. "We all know the economic consequences that amounts to millions of dollars and the loss...
Board of Fisheries meeting not easily accessible for everyone

...there's a lot we're fighting for here." Board of Fisheries member Fritz Johnson, of Dillingham, said commercial and sport fishers seemed to be represented well and both had a chance to speak to board members. "I think the voices least heard where...
Board flips on Kenai escapement goal

...just shy of the lower end of the KRSA 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...
Fish and Game releases 2013 FAQ

...late-run king salmon escapement was just over 15,300 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...
Op-ed: Meaningful dialogue needed on fishery management

...several Alaskan rivers. However, the Kenai River king salmon fishery is not at risk or in crisis as high profile sport fishers would like us to believe. Though the king numbers are low, late run post-season analysis by the Alaska Department...
Questions remain about king counts after Fish and Game shifts to high-tech sonar

...biologists have called into question the accuracy of the data coming out of the new sonar. Several commercial and sport fishers questioned the accuracy of sonar data showing 2,038 early run Kenai River king salmon swimming past the counter in...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Fish board imposes 'severe restrictions' on setnet fishery

...Technically, those 1,500 kings would be taken out of the setnet fishers' allocation of kings, however the inriver sport fishers stop targeting kings on July 31 and are therefore not benefitting from the foregone harvest, he said. The allocation...
More protection for early run kings

...had low early runs and we extended the restrictions to protect that particular stock." The extension will affect sport fishers who fish from the bank at Soldotna's Centennial Park, a popular summer sport fishing spot. The sanctuary area around...
Board of Fish to take up Cook Inlet issues out of cycle

...will also include eight other members. Three members will be Upper Subdistrict setnetters, one driftnetter, two sport fishers, one sport guide and one personal use fisher, according to the task force's mission statement. The first meeting...


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