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Les Palmer: Changing the process Governor Hickel, has resulted in a board of three commercial fishermen, three sport fishermen, and one subsistence fisherman who is also a commercial fisherman. This, some would say, is a balanced board.Commercial interests argue...
Widespread decline of kings points to natural forces

...border, by late August 2013. That's less than the historic low of 2011, and despite significant limitations to subsistence fishermen and the shutdown of commercial king fishing on the river for the last six years. Protections enacted last winter...
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Russian river fisheries take off

...dipped into the river to scoop up a few fish as subsistence fishermen from nearby Cooper Landing took their share of...Wildlife Refuge, that fishery is only open to subsistence fishermen from Ninilchik. Rashah McChesney can be reached...
Church news

...provision and safety for those connected to the fishing industry, whether as commercial, sport, personal use, or subsistence fishermen. Pastor Jason Evoy says, "The culture, economy, and lifestyle of our community is significantly influenced...
Trials in subsistence fishing case postponed

...summer salmon run, their attorney said Monday. Attorney James J. Davis Jr. said he sought the delay for 11 subsistence fishermen to be tried in Bethel. Ten others are scheduled for January trials in Bethel, as well.A status conference...
House denies funding for state fishery disasters

...said in his statement. "Hurricane Sandy victims deserve our assistance, and quickly. But meanwhile, Alaskan subsistence fishermen who weren't able to make their typical Chinook harvest this summer are facing real hunger. Beaches in Alaska's...
AFN conference opens in Anchorage

...going to struggle through this winter," Parnell told the crowd.The low king numbers that kept freezers low for subsistence fishermen is expected to be a key topic at the three-day gathering at the downtown Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center...
Trial starts in subsistence fishing case

...low. The poor runs led to federal disaster declarations for the Yukon-Kuskokwim area as well as Cook Inlet.Subsistence fishermen and their supporters say it's their God-given right to fish in waters where their ancestors did for thousands...
Changes made by fish board are out of balance

...most hotly contested salmon in the state. Commercial fishermen, personal-use fishermen, sport fishermen, subsistence fishermen -- all have legitimate claims to the resource. It would be impossible to try to make every user group happy...
Inlet halibut harder to find

...of November, while the day charters completely gave up fishing in Sitka Sound. Only non-guided anglers and subsistence fishermen are allowed to fish in the sound now, Jordan said. While this plan worked for Sitka, Jordan said he's skeptical...


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