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Salmon boom forecasted

...Game. Sound off on the important issues at "We are very optimistic. Overall this should be a boomer year," said Bob Thorstenson Jr. of Juneau, executive director of the Southeast Alaska Seiners Association. Salmon harvest: 2007 state forecast...
ADF&G facts vs. UFA fiction and wildlife habitat, the Feb. 9 My Turn that Bob Thorstenson wrote on behalf of the United Fishermen of Alaska...Marine Fisheries Service and not ADF&G. I encourage Bob Thorstenson and some commercial fishermen to take a field trip...
Juneau's Edfelt named to Board of Fisheries

...biological background, he is highly thought of in the scientific area. He understands our fisheries well," said Bob Thorstenson, executive director of Southeast Alaska Seiners Association. "If there were going to be someone who is like-minded...
Pioneer biologist left legacy in Alaska resource management

...formed Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Before retiring in 1982, he spent 13 years as director of the division. Bob Thorstenson, president of the United Fishermen of Alaska, said Andrews had a balanced perspective when it came to resource management...
Fishermen group opposes proposal

...United Fishermen of Alaska) opposes fish farms anytime, anywhere, any place. Inshore. Offshore. Period," said Bob Thorstenson, the organization's president and a Juneau-based seiner. "Even if it is done halfway across the country, subsidized...
Panel moves bill for more fishing opportunities

...Bill 251. Four years ago, Alaska fishing groups asked the Legislature not to grant the extra opportunities, said Bob Thorstenson, a Juneau seiner and president of the United Fishermen of Alaska. That year, the Legislature voted to allow salmon...
Fishing group wants support

...week-long meeting in Petersburg last week. Many of its proposals are being formulated still. But UFA President Bob Thorstenson said the industry needs more flexibility to fix its problems on a region-by-region basis. "Different regions...
On the move

...Department. New officers at United Fishermen: United Fishermen of Alaska has selected its officers for 2000-2001. Bob Thorstenson Jr. of Petersburg was chosen as president, Oliver Holm of Kodiak was chosen as vice-president and Rich Davis of...
Korean market opens to pinks

...comment. It's not clear whether the sales will move canned salmon surplus or provide more markets for fishermen. Bob Thorstenson, president of the United Fishermen of Alaska, said UFA referred Zong to processors because most fishermen in the...
Fishermen vie for northern Panhandle sockeye

...of the sockeye at Hawk Inlet have been hatchery salmon, thanks to the Port Snettisham hatchery south of Juneau. Bob Thorstenson, a Juneau-based seiner who runs the Southeast Alaska Seiners Association, questioned the legality of counting...


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