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Uncertainty about kings despite promising numbers

...U.S. Department of Commerce declared it a fisheries disaster. Millions in disaster funding has been paid to Cook Inlet fishermen. Once the run was closed, steady numbers of fish continued to trickle into the river.After the season closed...
Too early to predict strength of king salmon run on the Kenai

...the Kenai River in 2012. The U.S. Department of Commerce declared a fisheries disaster and paid millions to Cook Inlet fishermen.Soldotna-based Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich said the strong early signs this year...
Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

If everything goes as forecast, Upper Cook Cook Inlet fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season.Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...fisheries - and the National Marine Fisheries Service - to which the secretary delegated responsibility. The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund was a co-plaintiff on the suit.The state later decided to participate in the suit as a intervenor-defendant...
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NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...fishermen with $3.2 million intended for Yukon-Kuskokwim region fishermen and $4.6 million for Cook Inlet fishermen.Eligible Cook Inlet fishermen received a $2,000 fixed payment, plus a percentage based on their landings history from 2007...
Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion.It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen.The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon...
Judge requires CIFF to reimburse state for lawsuit costs

...Court Judge Andrew Guidi issued an order asking Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund to pay the state Department of Law $12...Department of Law memo filed with the court June 18.The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department...
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...extended jurisdiction section.Removing Cook Inlet from the FMP was not uncontroversial. In early 2013, the Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund and the United Cook Inlet Drift Association sued the federal managers, asserting that the federal government...
Sockeye forecast could disappoint all users

...small," said John McCombs, vice president of the Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund. Although commercial fishermen are likely...projections are wildly inaccurate, some of the upper Cook Inlet fishermen are all but assured a bad year, according to the...
Fisherman returns to the water after 10-year hiatus

...industry isn't what it used to be, however. According to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, last year Cook Inlet fishermen averaged a gross pay of $13,053. That's a little more than 10 percent of the $114,417 that the same number...


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