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Board of Fisheries tweaks Cook Inlet crab fisheries

...male crabs to open the noncommercial fisheries. ADFG Division of Sport Fish Regional Fisheries Management Coordinator Tom Vania said the department did not anticipate a tanner crab fishery for at least three years. Based on the trawl survey results...
Early run Kenai king salmon closure a blow to guides

...the management actions were designed to conserve king salmon, which are returning in low numbers decline Inlet-wide, Tom Vania, ADFG coordinator who oversees management of the Cook Inlet, said restrictions in the Lower Cook Inlet were not necessarily...
Researchers outline issues for statewide king salmon stocks

...presentations during the first session focused on stocks all over the state, touching briefly, if at all, on the Cook Inlet, Tom Vania, regional management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, talked extensively about the inlet. Vania...
Board OKs commercial, sport regs

...regulations - Including Resurrection Bay in the Cook Inlet - to align with the statewide Sport Shark Fishery Management Plan. Tom Vania, Southcentral regional fisheries management coordinator with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the statewide...
Board of Fish declines KRSA kings petition issue," Brown said. "... You expected that to be the case? Did you expect the run to not meet escapement?" Tom Vania, an area regional management biologist from Anchorage, said the department had been expecting a below-average run...
Cook Inlet salmon management plan implications discussed

...department going to close us down next year? What do you need to see when you're going to close it down," Webster said. Tom Vania, regional fisheries management coordinator for Cook Inlet, said he would "need a better crystal ball" than the one...
Low king numbers prompt Kenai, Kasilof, Cook Inlet restrictions

...studies that king salmon from the Cook Inlet region have a higher probability of being caught close to shore," said Tom Vania, an area regional management biologist from Anchorage. "The further out from shore you go the less likely you are to...
Early king regs passed

...kings for the day. "We hear from a lot of people that they throw that fish back because they can only catch two," said Tom Vania, regional management coordinator for the Department of Fish and Game. "You can take as many as you want, you just...
Guide rules change

...about these restrictions, or to obtain a detailed description of the salt waters effected, contact Matt G. Miller or Tom Vania, regional management coordinators with Fish and Game in Anchorage, at 907-267-2415 or 907-267-2131. For more...
Fish managers optimistic about Yukon River chinook harvest

...night and state fisheries managers say they're optimistic about the harvest. The opening was set for the lower river. Tom Vania, Department of Fish and Game Department biologist in Emmonak, said this week that the run so far appeared to be better...


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