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Observers report high king bycatch

...have hovered around 20,000 fish. "By far this is the largest (bycatch) we have ever seen," Josh Keaton, a fisheries manager with the National Marine Fisheries Service, told the Kodiak Daily Mirror. "Hopefully it means a lot of kings are...

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Subsistence issue tabled for one year

...closed federal waters in the Makhnati Island area to commercial harvest during March and April unless approved by a fisheries manager. The area is off Baranof Island in Sitka Sound, just west of the town's airport. The board had been expected...

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Efforts to release may not save fish for another day

...often we come down to 10 percent hooking mortality," said Tim Goeman, Department of Natural Resources regional fisheries manager based in Brainerd. "The fact is, we know hooking mortality occurs." The bodies of most fish that die of hooking...

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What's that smell? This year's fish odor especially pungent

...hatchery in Juneau. "In front of my house they're lined up head to tail on the beach." Scott Kelley, commercial fisheries manager for Fish and Game, said the smell likely is worse because of a combination of factors. Warmer temperatures and...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...often we come down to 10 percent hooking mortality," said Tim Goeman, Department of Natural Resources regional fisheries manager based in Brainerd. "The fact is, we know hooking mortality occurs." The bodies of most fish that die of hooking...

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Fishery closures needed for sea lions, scientists say

...potential competition for food in areas where sea lion numbers are declining," said Jim Balsiger, regional NOAA fisheries manager. In the 800-page draft biological opinion, scientists recommended closing the Atka mackerel and Pacific cod fisheries...

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Coho subsistence shut down on 3 rivers

...limit of 40 coho. Fishermen must use only dipnets, spears, gaffs, and rod and reel. Gordon Zealand, a Canadian fisheries manager who is co-chairman of a Pacific Salmon Commission panel on the transboundary rivers, said Canada's foremost...

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New rule may allow subsistence handlines

...current proposal would reduce detailed reporting requirements so subsistence users will only have to inform a federal fisheries manager of an attempt to gather fish for ceremonial use. The ceremonial harvest rule covers fishing out of season and above...

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Northwest Digest

...fish. The Makah closed the fishery earlier this month, well ahead of the scheduled April 15 closing date, tribal fisheries manager Russell Svec said. Cove studied prior to road development ANCHORAGE - A bounty of life in the shallows of Shotgun...

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Letting dams off the hook hurts Alaskans

...basin fish caught in Alaska is potentially one that the tribes could have caught upriver. But Mike Matylewich, fisheries manager for the intertribal commission, says he came to Alaska to share information with people who are on his side. They...

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