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Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...might make the actual average drop another fraction of a pound when ADFG makes its own size counts later in the season.Pat Shields, the area biologist for Upper Cook Inlet, also said that this year's returning reds are the smallest on department...
Kings may drive news, but sockeyes drive Inlet economy

...Upper Cook Inlet, the key to the Kenai River's popularity lies, at least partially, in its accessibility, said Pat Shields, ADFG commercial area biologist. "Literally, you can fly from, say, Miami, Florida, on a jet and land in Anchorage...
Group proposes ban of set nets for Kenai salmon

...It's who we are, for me personally and my family."Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries biologist Pat Shields said set nets catch about 13 percent of king salmon. Sport fishermen take twice that number and the opportunity for...
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow patterns of boom and bust

...When you talk about king salmon, the Crooked Creek Hatchery - that was one of the primary reasons it started," said Pat Shields, commercial area biologist for Fish and Game. "It was to enhance king salmon and provide more opportunity for anglers...
Reds have Kenai businesses seeing a lot of green

...And some families fished both the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, said Fish and Game assistant area management biologist Pat Shields. Doug Jung, manager of the Kenai Safeway, said his store has sold a tremendous number of resident licenses in July...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...The harvest total so far is about 1.3 million. ``There's not going to be a whole lot more caught,'' said Pat Shields, assistant area management biologist for the Division of Commercial Fisheries in Soldotna. ``I'd be surprised...
Officials try new methods to curb pike the effectiveness of various methods to control northern pike, including water cannon. Fish and Game biologist Pat Shields said water cannon has proved effective in herding northern pike or even killing them.Pike are fish-eating predators...
Alaska halts 'cost-recovery' fishing on the Kenai Peninsula

...forecasts the sockeye run. One vessel was in the Kenai and the other was between Clam Gulch and Ninilchik, according to Pat Shields, Fish and Game assistant manager of Upper Cook Inlet commercial fisheries. Area sportfishermen are frustrated with...
Huge stampede of red salmon results in Kenai bonanza

...the river had come through by late Sunday. "There are going to be plenty more good days of dipnetting to come," Pat Shields, acting area management biologist for Upper Cook Inlet commercial fisheries, told the Daily News.
Prices up for commercial catch in Upper Cook Inlet

...salmon and the above-forecast run. "Last year the average price was $1.10 or $1.20 now it's $1.75," said Pat Shields, Fish and Game assistant manager of Upper Cook Inlet commercial fisheries. But that 50 to 60 cent bonus is not the...


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