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Kenai king sonar moves upriver

...inseason from that site. "It's something we've been wanting to do for the last four years," said Fish and Game Sportfish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "We get the best information we can about the run (at the new site...
Fish and Game Sportfish director gets a new job

...week and then additional ones next week as well. People fish in the summer and they meet in the winter." Deputy Sportfish Division Director Tom Brookover has been named as acting director of the Sport Fish Division. Acting Commissioner Sam Cotten...
Senate Resources hears final day of Upper Cook Inlet fish testimony

...myriad of issues in the Cook Inlet marine and freshwater fisheries. After nearly an hour of testimony from ADFG sportfish division director Charlie Swanton and central region supervisor Tracy Lingnau on salmon stocks, management plans and ongoing...
Hunting for Hooligan by now. I've been watching every day and I've not seen a single one." Area management biologist in the sportfish division of Fish and Game Robert Begich said hooligan have been seen swimming past the Kenai River king salmon sonar...
State hesitant to discuss 2013 Kenai River king sonar data

...6 and one at river mile 13.7, are used by the sportfish division of Fish and Game to count king salmon in the river...ability to count king salmon. Debby Burwen, a sportfish division biologist who has been with the Kenai king salmon...
On dipnetting and harvest rates

...printed 30,000 dipnet harvest reports and ran out, forcing them to print another 5,000. Also the ADF&G sportfish division stated that 15 percent of the dipnet harvest reports are not returned. My point is, fishermen were limiting out...
Fish forecast looks gloomy

...the Kenai are expected to be lower than normal this year. For kings, Tim McKinley, research supervisor for the sportfish division of Fish and Game in Soldotna, said he's forecasting an early run of 16,000, and a late run of 36,000 to...
Invasive fish threaten Kenai: Fish and Game biologists discover northern pike in Hall Lake the Peninsula until the mid 70s. The voracious species can devastate local salmon populations, prompting the sportfish division began an outreach campaign to let fishermen know about the effects of pike infestations in 1997. According to Begich...
Letters to the Editor

...boat wakes caused 90 percent of the bank erosion in the Kenai River. More to the point, the head of the state Sportfish Division, Kelly Hepler, robbed $50,000 of funding from the Kenai River boat wake study in 2001, passing it along to...
Kenai late run king restrictions issued

...beginning July 1 and ending July 31. Anglers may only use a single unbaited hook with an artificial lure. Area sportfish division management biologist Robert Begich said the early run of king salmon was in low enough numbers - 1,384 as of Monday...


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