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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-07/every-halibut-counts
Letters
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/sport-fishermen-slow-to-respond-with
News
Voices of the Peninsula: Time to cut ties with Kenai River Sportfishing Association

...capital 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-22/voices-of-the-peninsula-time-to-c
Opinion
An Outdoor View: Fish board

...to 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-23/an-outdoor-view-fish-board
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-22/federal-board-allows-gillnetting-on-
News
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-31
Letters
Voices of the Peninsula: Setnet ban initiative is an anti-salmon initiative

...fish would have been caught by sport-fishermen. So this initiative would kill...thousands out of work to provide sport-fishermen the opportunity to catch an...as no surprise, either, as sport fishermen have continually selectively...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-20/voices-of-the-peninsula-setnet-ba
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-15/kenai-landing-logistics-company-unve
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Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...mortality estimates, the sector was willing to switch hooks to help share the burden of conservation. Dwight Kramer, a sport fisherman with a long history of Kenai River fishing who advocates for unguided anglers, said he supported the change to barbless...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-0
News
Board of Fish 2014-15 agenda to include Cook Inlet clams, felt-sole boots

...for Prince William Sound asking the board to require sport fishermen to keep the first two king salmon they catch in saltwater...and to reduce lingcod catches both by commercial and sport fishermen. Those are up for discussion at the Prince William Sound...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-25/board-of-fish-2014-15-agenda-to-incl
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