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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...That would primarily affect the commercial setnet fishery in Upper Cook Inlet. According to information from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, there are about 734 active Cook Inlet setnet permits in 2015.The group has until mid-August...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State
Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...widely spread, and they seem to be tuned in to their preferred temperature," he said.There is no North American commercial fishery for Arctic cod.Scientists collected young fish from the Beaufort Sea for three summers starting in 2012. They...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
State
Situk River king salmon fishing closed

...closed, but retention of king salmon will be prohibited if they open.The Situk River did not make escapement goals from 2010 through 2012 and only made its goals in 2013-2014 after restrictions in the sport and commercial fisheries.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-10/situk-river-king-salmon-fishing-closed
Local
Pinks predicted to carry season, again

...pink salmon harvest since commercial fisheries began in Southeast Alaska...Management Biologist for commercial fisheries Dave Harris said the Taku's...management biologist for commercial fisheries, said chinook predictions...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/pinks-predicted-carry-season-again
Outdoors
Former fish board nominee charged with wildlife violations in Montana

...Canada from 1983 to 1997.In 1998, he is listed as both a resident and a nonresident of Alaska, according to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission database.In Montana, a sporting license is good for an array of animals, including fish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/former-fish-board-nominee-charged-wildl
State
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

Federal fisheries managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food.The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...sources emerge.? Benjamin Brown is a lifelong Alaskan and attorney who lives in Juneau; he serves on the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and is chairman of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/my-turn-preserve-permanent-fund-amid-
Opinion
Lecture: Why are chinook declining?

...Southcentral Alaska. Southeast stocks have also seen decline in abundance and size, and both local sport and commercial fisheries have encountered reduced success or participation in their fisheries.The Territorial Sportsmen are hosting this...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/lecture-why-are-chinook-declining
Outdoors
Lawmakers advance bill prioritizing personal use fishing

...mostly in support of committee chair Bill Stoltze's bill to prioritize personal use fisheries over sport and commercial fisheries when there is a management concern. Subsistence would remain the highest use.The committee heard from residents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/lawmakers-advance-bill-prioritizing-per
State | AK legislature
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...collect per diem for days they're gone from the capital city during a legislative session. HB112Dissolves the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and gives its work to the Department of Fish and Game. HB113A police officer or firefighter on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature

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