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.
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.
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.
For the first time, every guide on the Kenai River this summer will need to have passed the Kenai River Guide Academy.
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.
On Aug. 16, my wife and I embarked on what we hoped would be an enjoyable day fishing for silvers on the Kenai River.
...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...
...Wainwright and Ft. Richardson were deployed to the Kenai River for a day of fishing thanks to the volunteer effort of the Kenai River Guide Association. It was the second annual Wounded Warrior program chaired this year by Dave Goggia, Mike Fenton and...
In an effort to keep key decision-makers informed about Kenai Peninsula College, peninsula legislators and mayors, UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer and Provost Michael Driscoll attended an information luncheon Monday. The purpose of the event was to provide an overview of current campus topics, highlights of the UA budget requests and demonstrate the importance of training the workforce for the local economy. The dignitaries interacted with the KPC leadership team, college council and Student Union members.
Among the more important events of 2003, the March meeting of the Board of Fisheries stands out. At that meeting, board members pretty much trashed a management plan for Kenai River early-run king salmon that they had adopted only 13 months before.
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