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An Outdoor View: The money motive

...industry is powerful enough to do pretty much anything it wants. The only way to counter against such power would be for sport fishermen outside the industry to become far more politically active. Trouble is, without money in the game, most "sports...
An Outdoor View: Fish wars

...war is being fought on shore, and it's between sport fishermen and commercial set-net fishermen. Leading the sport...but about putting more king salmon in the river for sport fishermen to catch. "That's not conservation," he opined...
Voices of the Peninsula: Time to cut ties with Kenai River Sportfishing Association spreading lies and misinformation about Robert to all of the legislators claiming that Robert was not a true sport fisherman but instead had strong ties to the commercial fishing industry. Then, when Robert went to Juneau himself to dispel...
Every halibut counts

...Alaska's fisheries for 40 years, I was surprised to learn only recently that about half of all halibut caught by sport fishermen are released. Anglers let them go because they are too small, too big, would exceed the size or bag limits, or...
Sport fishermen slow to respond with applications for $4.6 million in fisheries disaster aid

Sport fishermen who were affected by the 2012 fisheries disaster have been slow to respond to a call for applications for aid, but the few who...
An Outdoor View: Fish board fish every summer weren't at that meeting to protect their interests.For years, I tried to stimulate other sport fishermen to take more interest in the process that determines who gets to fish for what, and the how, when and where of it...
Kenai Landing logistics company unveils heliport

...vital addition to the area because now helicopters have a medical evacuation access close to the river. "A lot of sport fisherman frequent this area and if someone fell into the water this would be a great spot to meet up with fire departments...
Voices of the Peninsula: Setnet ban initiative is an anti-salmon initiative would have been caught by sport-fishermen. So this initiative would kill...thousands out of work to provide sport-fishermen the opportunity to catch no surprise, either, as sport fishermen have continually selectively...
Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Sportfishing Association Executive Director Ricky Gease said he was surprised by the decision because commercial and sport fishermen had worked with the issue of gillnets on the rivers in the past. "I wonder what changed from the finding from 2007...
Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...themselves buffeted on all sides by commercial and sport fishermen angry at the intrusion and fish allocation to the...of them have tried. In fact, many commercial and sport fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula have publicly supported one...


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