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Fisherman nets humpback near Wrangell

...Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the whale died sometime Wednesday between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. while the gillnet fisherman was fishing for king salmon. The fisherman saw the whale dive near the boat but never saw it resurface, said NOAA...
Gillnet season opens strong in Southeast, slow in Lynn Canal

Discouraged by the poor sockeye harvest in Lynn Canal during the last half of the month, some gillnet fishermen in northern Southeast are heading toward the southern tip of the panhandle, where the fishing has been better. "I expect a fair...
Tulsequah misses its cleanup deadline

...mine tailings into a large impoundment in a flood plain of the Tulsequah River, a tributary of the Taku River. Gillnet fishermen and other Juneau residents worry that the tailings could someday get loose and contaminate the Taku River system...
Gillnetters perplexed by poor sockeye catch

...of Fish and Game. Those who are fishing have to battle against an early flood of large pink salmon, which "most gillnet fishermen aren't keen on," Kelley said. Sockeyes are the bread and butter for Juneau's Taku gillnet fleet. "It's...
Alaska Digest

...year's harvest as the second largest in the past decade and ninth largest on record. Last year, drift and set gillnet fishermen in the Upper Cook Inlet harvested 4.9 million sockeye. When monetary value is factored into the equation, fishermen...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving...remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving...remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving...
Board keeps status quo in sport fisheries

...less than 1 percent of the sockeye run up to that point is caught, the eastside set net fishery closes and drift gillnet fishermen fish in designated areas on the west side of the inlet. Otherwise, the season ends Aug. 15. Fisheries board vice-chair...
Bill lets fishermen take steps to shrink fleet size

...A fishery consists of fishermen using a particular type of gear in a particular area, such as Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen. The bill is supported by various fishing groups, including the United Fishermen of Alaska. It passed the House...

...has reached a settlement with a Juneau man charged with shooting a harbor seal two years ago. Gunner Noreen, a gillnet fisherman, shot and killed the seal at Taku Inlet on July 15, 1999. NMFS officials said Noreen admitted to the shooting...
Bristol Bay fishermen bring in sockeye bounty

...Bristol Bay, the world's largest sockeye salmon run was homeward bound. Just being there, in the words of drift gillnet fisherman David Harsilla, a veteran of 30 years in the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery, "is an awesome experience. The sun...


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