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Group proposes ban of set nets for Kenai salmon

...he said. "It's who we are, for me personally and my family."Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries biologist Pat Shields said set nets catch about 13 percent of king salmon. Sport fishermen take twice that number and...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-08/group-proposes-ban-set-nets-kenai-salmon
State
Sockeyes strong in Cook Inlet

...prompting the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to grant some increases in fishing time. Jeff Fox, a commercial fisheries biologist with the agency, says the season is shaping up to be a good one in terms of the numbers of fish caught by...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072203/bus_fishing.shtml
Business
2003 coho run on Yukon River breaks record

...We're optimistic it's an indication conditions are improving and production will recover," said commercial fisheries biologist Fred Bue with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. The river has had a series of poor fish...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121603/sta_coho.shtml
News
Biologists predict an average sockeye year for Cook Inlet

...average. "The harvest should be close to the 20-year average," said Mark Willette, Soldotna Fish and Game commercial fisheries biologist. According to the 2008 forecast, 5.6 million sockeye salmon are projected to return. Biologists are projecting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123007/sta_20071230003.shtml
News
Salmon opener yields ample reds, fewer kings

...and 1,400 kings, instead of a projected harvest of 9,300 reds and 2,800 kings. Glenn Hollowell, a commercial fisheries biologist in Cordova, attributed the smaller chinook harvest to low tides during the opening. "Fish move around when...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051809/reg_441240423.shtml
Experts expect healthy chum salmon run in Yukon this year

...from a sonar counter about 120 miles upstream from the mouth. "We're in good shape," said Fairbanks commercial fisheries biologist Fred Bue with the Department of Fish and Game, who is monitoring the run from Emmonak near the mouth of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082206/sta_20060822019.shtml
News
Opening of Behm Canal herring sac roe fishery will be first in 25 years

...Behm Canal fishery opens in late March or early April, said Phil Doherty, the state's Ketchikan-area commercial fisheries biologist. The department announced the quota last week, based on a general management plan approved in January by...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101303/sta_herring.shtml
News
Chum run cracks 1996 record

...DIPAC's records. ``Gillnetters have done extremely well on summer chums,'' confirmed Andy McGregor, a commercial fisheries biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. McGregor said the local catch is on pace to shatter the record...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072600/Loc_dipac.html
Local
Purse seiners see cause for some optimism

...Prices for pinks have increased somewhat. "It may be a real positive sign," said Bill Davidson, a Sitka commercial fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Part of the apparent price increase could be due to the fact...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082805/loc_20050828001.shtml
News
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...DIPAC's records. ``Gillnetters have done extremely well on summer chums,'' confirmed Andy McGregor, a commercial fisheries biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. McGregor said the local catch is on pace to shatter the record...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072600/Loc_dipac.shtml

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