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Voices of the Peninsula: Elected leaders must look out for Alaskans' interests

...corporations using the buzz phrase "eminent domain," I would appreciate some assurance that the best interests of Alaska, our citizens, and our environment is forefront our leaders' minds.Todd Smith a Cook Inlet setnet fisherman from Kenai.
Of human and animal behavior

...of the opportunities our country offers, and cast an informed vote. Then encourage others to do the same. I have no doubt that doing this will continue to bring freedom and opportunity to current and future generations. Todd Smith, Kenai
Setnetters rally in increasingly large numbers as season closure continues

...speakers remained steady and the crowd pressed closer together clapping and shouting and encouraging one another to speak. Todd Smith, whose family setnets by False Creek in Clam Gulch, spoke to the crowd and urged them to remember that closures to...
Kasilof setnet fishery to open

...extra hours. Without them, some said they would have to severely limit their fishing time. "It's not safe," said Todd Smith, setnetter. "I think it changes (at sites) up and down the beaches, some places that don't fish near as much...
Parents responsible for children's well being

...Alaskan parents can't feed their kids. Our federal tax dollars are already helping to feed almost half of our kids 2 meals a day, and some state representatives want us to follow suit. What's next, dinner and a warm bed? Todd Smith Kenai
Regulations force fishery managers to 'thread the needle'

If the KRSA and the KRPGA are so worried about the King escapements, why aren't they concerned about the number of boats on the river, or the number of fish that are hooked and played to exhaustion, only to be released?
Fish and Game management actions supported

As a lifelong Kasilof district commercial setnet fisherman, I would like to voice my support for Fish and Game's decision to close setnet fishing in the Kasilof district on Monday in order to let more kings escape into the rivers.
All users benefit from healthy salmon returns

...river" is too busy trying to destroy the setnetters and dominate statewide fisheries policy to address these issues.Todd Smith is a third-generation Alaskan, sport, personal-use, and commercial fisherman.


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