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So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...relocate to Juneau, a spokeswoman for the law department said. Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck and Department of Fish and Game Interim Commissioner Sam Cotten are also based in Anchorage but likely will move to Juneau, staff members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-26/so-far-3-14-commissioners-chose-juneau
Local
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...bycatch in the Bering Sea in the face of rapidly sinking catch limits for the directed fisheries.Interim Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten and the other five Alaska members of the North Pacific council signed a letter to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

...addressing the "graying" of the existing workforce."What was happening was everyone was retiring from (the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and other fisheries industry jobs), so they needed people that could go into the field and understand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/uas-fish-tech-program-has-state-focus
State
My Turn: Bristol Bay salmon are in the spotlight, and rightly so

...level not seen since 2000, with Bristol Bay comprising 98 percent of them. And, the cherry on top: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its extraordinary sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay's 2015 season. In it, the agency estimates...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-are-spotli
Opinion
Small size, big appetites

...seven-hundredths of an ounce). For purposes of comparison, a penny weighs about three grams, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook.Although our shrews are very small, elsewhere in Alaska there lives a rather rare species...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/small-size-big-appetites
Outdoors
Educator Spotlight: Elisabeth Hauser

...with adult help) to make our own pillows. We also have ground wheat and corn, studied furs and skulls from Alaska Department of Fish and Game's educational outreach, made fish prints and dissected salmon, examined interesting insects and mushrooms...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-07/educator-spotlight-elisabeth-hauser
Neighbors
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...people.Hunters and dog trainers introduced pigeons to Fairbanks, said Cathie Harms, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best way to deter them, she said, is to eliminate their food source."We are aware that some people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/annual-pigeon-dung-problem-grows-across
State
Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

...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 estimates that about 2.1 million will make it past boats, beach nets, dipnets and individual lines in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-for
Outdoors
Mild temps mean bears still hanging around

...and others prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to warn residents that...wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish and Game.Bears want to load...feed a bird,'" he said.The Department of Fish and Game recommends southcentral...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/mild-temps-mean-bears-still-hanging-aro
State
Letter: Wanton waste

...Going on to diminish the significance of the crime by saying it resulted from a lack of understanding of Alaska Department of Fish and Game laws is even more abhorrent.The two men in question obviously knew enough about Fish and Game laws to...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-28/letter-wanton-waste
Letters

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