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Razor clam fishing to remain closed

...unknown, but so far, findings do not indicate that overharvesting is the problem, said Carol Kerkvliet, a sport fisheries biologist based in Homer. The decline began in the early 2000s, and as the numbers decreased, so did effort, she said...
Kings 'moving in'; openers set

...are freshly in from the salt water so they are still fairly aggressive," said Mike Booz, a Lower Cook Inlet sport fisheries biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Booz said regular fishing rules apply for the openers -- bait and...
Crawfish oddity or invasion?

...into their net. "The thing was still alive when they retrieved it out of the river," said Rob Massengill, a sport fishery biologist with the Department of Fish and Game. "It died in their boat. It was barely moving when they caught it, which...
AC weighs in on issues

...Game prohibited treble hooks on the Russian River and then went to fly-fishing only in 1965. Robert Begich, sport fishery biologist with the Department of Fish and Game, said snagging on the Russian River was prohibited in 1966 while snagging...
Committee set to take fishing guide gripes

...Guide Association. Department of Natural Resources Kenai area superintendent Jack Sinclair and Robert Begich, sport fishery biologist with the Department of Fish and Game, are representatives from the two state agencies that have a presence on...
Early reports show good salmon runs in Kodiak creeks

...indicate the Buskin River is having an outstanding escapement, and it is not the only one. Donn Tracy, a sport fisheries biologist for the Department of Fish and Game, said nearly all Kodiak creeks, with the exception of Afognak River...
Russian River anglers cash in on huge return of sockeye salmon

...a lot of fish in the river or downstream on the Kenai River still making their way upstream from Cook Inlet. Sport fishery biologist Bruce King in Soldotna wouldn't even ponder a guess at how big this run might turn out to be but noted ''there...


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