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Les Palmer: Fish board politics

...subsistence users have their figurative nets in the political water. Of the current board members, Karl Johnston, Tom Kluberton and Reed Morisky are mainly in the sport-fishing camp, while John Jensen, Fritz Johnson and Sue Jeffrey are commercial...
Setnet petition fails

...provided." Some board members were unconvinced that the petition was a necessary change to the new regulations. Tom Kluberton, board member from Talkeetna, said the board made the changes to the king salmon management plan, at least in part...
Governor announces Board of Fisheries, Game appointees

...the Board of Fisheries - he replaced Bill Brown, of Juneau, in February of 2013. Morisky and fellow board member Tom Kluberton were confirmed in April 2013 during the last round of Board of Fisheries confirmation hearings -though longtime board...
Board of Fisheries tweaks Cook Inlet crab fisheries

...would not have opened in those years even under the proposed less-restrictive fishery. Board members John Jensen, Tom Kluberton, Sue Jeffrey and Fritz Johnson opposed the lower threshold for opening a fishery. Kluberton cited concerns about...
Fish board gets to the point

...didn't quite pass them. I favor them for fisheries that were non-retention species." Johnstone joined board members Tom Kluberton, Fritz Johnson and Sue Jeffrey in a split 4-3 vote after two amendments were introduced - one defining barbless...
Board leaves dipnetters alone

...During deliberation on the proposal to limit the fishery to its normal prescribed hours board member from Talkeetna Tom Kluberton said he encouraged the city to figure out how to organize in the face of the large crowds. "We're managing the...
Fish board debates permit stacking

...permits in Cook Inlet. Of those, just over 83 percent belong to Alaskans. "Family is significant here," said Tom Kluberton, board member from Talkeetna. "I heard many four generations and three generations in this inlet. I'd say the...
Board ups Kenai king goal, then lowers it

Update Tuesday Feb. 4: Board of Fish member Tom Kluberton motioned to reconsider the Board of Fisheries vote goal passed in a 4-3 vote, with board members Tom Kluberton, Karl Johnstone, Reed Morisky and Orville Huntington...
Board flips on Kenai escapement goal

...said Chris Every, a commercial setnetter who fishes sites immediately south of the mouth of the Kenai River. Tom Kluberton, board member from Talkeetna and one of four who voted in favor of raising the goal from its current range of 15...
Kenai late run plan debated

...submitted a proposal to create paired restrictions for the commercial, sport and personal-use fisheries. Board member Tom Kluberton asked Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff to produce a version that outlined provisions for how the department...


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