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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...
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...
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...
Rep. Seaton pitches barbless hooks legislation

...what we're doing at this point in time," he said. During Tuesday's hearing Charlie Swanton, director of the sportfish division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the department was "neutral" on the legislation. The issue of...
Board OKs commercial, sport regs

...reaching the limit - continue to fish for hours under proxy fishing regulation. Charlie Swanton, director of the sportfish division of Fish and Game, said current regulation stipulates than an angler may only have two bag limits. "That's a regulation...
Every proposal should be a result of good public process

The director of the sportfish division for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game made an interesting comment as the Board of Fish meeting wrapped up earlier this month...
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...
Lack of funds closes Anchor River weir

...from early August to mid-September each year. Prior to 2010 that money was provided by Fish and Game through its sportfish division funding, but in 2010 and 2011 a large portion of that money came from a cooperative agreement with the U.S...
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...
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...


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