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August reds depend on ADFG call on Kenai kings

...the month of August, and therefore potentially close the entire fishery retroactively.Kenai area commercial manager Pat Shields said ADFG's legal department and the management at the Anchorage ADFG office are currently reviewing this aspect of...
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Kenai River late-run kings looking better than recent lows

...the official Kenai River commercial sockeye harvest totals 825,000, according to ADFG commercial fishery manager Pat Shields. Harvest totals through July 21 have not yet been added, but Shields said they put the total at just more than one...
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...
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.


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