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Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...cut by 60 percent in western Alaska rivers during times of weak runs. The groups say scores of Alaska Native subsistence fishermen are forced to go without much of their traditional and critical source of food because of tight restrictions imposed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-04/alaska-groups-seek-cut-in-salmon-cau
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-08/widespread-decline-of-kings-points-t
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Les Palmer: Changing the process

...by 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-17/les-palmer-changing-the-process
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-18/afn-conference-opens-in-anchorage
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-29/trial-starts-in-subsistence-fishing-
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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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030611/ope_795553259.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081507/news_3453.shtml
Best advice comes from those with nothing to gain

...season, it will strengthen the earlier and later runs. Well that's what I think as a sport, commercial and subsistence fisherman of over 25 years for Kasilof River salmon. But I realize that I'm not truly concerned so much about the immediate...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011008/letters_4099.shtml
Letters
Pebble awaiting OK of $100M budget

...watershed, home of the world-renowned Bristol Bay sockeye salmon harvests. Hundreds of commercial, sport and subsistence fishermen, hunters, environmental groups and individual fisheries scientists have expressed worry that development of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011308/news_3550.shtml
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State appeals Ninilchik ruling

...priority worry it will inflame fierce reallocation issues and place an unsustainable burden on fish populations. Subsistence fishermen calling for the changes, however, say the steps to advance subsistence uses on federal lands on the peninsula...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011807/news_0118new005.shtml
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