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Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen. The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon that is deterring visitors from coming...
New guides ready to fish, but focus shifts from kings

...article has been corrected to correct the spelling of Layton Van Lier's name. During the seven-year period that the Kenai River Guide Academy has been mandatory for Kenai River guides the changing fishery has affected what people fish for, how...
Early run Kenai king salmon closure a blow to guides

Bruce Ewitt guided on the Kenai River for 11 years before he quit after the 2012 fishing season and shifted his efforts toward king salmon returning to the Columbia River.
Setnet closure doesn't address king salmon problems

The so called attempt to save the Kenai River king salmon on the backs of the eastside setnetters is the biggest boondoggle I've ever witnessed in my lifetime by the so called experts employed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. I was born here in Alaska in 1949, have spent almost all of my 63 years on the Kenai Peninsula involved in commercial fishing at some level from a very young age from drifting the Inlet with my Dad to running my own setnet site at Humpy Point, beginning in the 1950s through the present.
Legislature to take up fishery issues: Bills address personal-use licensing, guide qualifications, management goals

When the Alaska Legislature starts its session on Jan. 18, they'll begin to discuss a number of bills already filed that could affect residents and visitors on the Kenai Peninsula.
Guides away: Kenai River Guide Academy's last class before summer

For the first time, every guide on the Kenai River this summer will need to have passed the Kenai River Guide Academy.
In response to Greg Brush's column "Are our Kenai kings done"

I expect Greg is sincere in his concern for the survival of Kenai kings, but, in my opinion, he needs to reconsider a couple of things.1- Let's stop pretending that over-escapement is a myth; there's too much credible biology to the contrary. Alaska salmon biology recognizes the consequences of putting too many salmon in a system with a limited nutrient source. This is science...not opinion.
Stranded but not forgotten

On Aug. 16, my wife and I embarked on what we hoped would be an enjoyable day fishing for silvers on the Kenai River.
Casting with Kids brings on the Bite

...30 community volunteers that turned out to help with the event, and the river guides donated all their fees to the Kenai River Guides Association scholarship fund according to association president Mike Fenton, ?We started our scholarship fund...
Looking for answers

Emotions ran high during a Friday town meeting at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna where fishermen gathered to talk about economic disaster relief and hear Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers discuss the disastrous 2012 fishing season.


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