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Halibut charter operators mull legal challenge

...organized by the Charter Halibut Task Force agreed to pursue legal action to block the rule, according to member Richard Yamada. The group began fundraising for the effort, Yamada wrote in an e-mail to the Ketchikan Daily News. "Within...
Halibut charter fleet limited

...won't serve to reduce the number of fish taken out of the water, said Alaska Charter Association Vice President Richard Yamada. "It will split our industry into haves and have-nots," said Yamada, who operates a Shelter Island lodge...
Fishermen wait for halibut harvest numbers

...Southeast waters. It also will be the second year of a controversial one-fish bag limit for charter customers. Richard Yamada, a Southeast charter operator in Seattle this week representing Alaska Charter Association, said in his comments...
Halibut catch limits released

...raise the commercial catch above staff recommendations came as a surprise, Juneau Charter Boat Association Spokesman Richard Yamada said. The group had asked the commission to estimate the Southeast charter fleet's catch at 1.3 million pounds...
Juneau's delegation to host Taku River talk

...commercial fishing permit holder. A commercial fish processor, Jim Erickson, is dependent on Taku River fish. Richard Yamada is a licensed sport fishing guide in the Juneau area. The sport fisherman slot was filled by Mike Peterson and Paul...
Taku fact-finders full speed ahead

...sockeye returns at Little Trapper Lake don't appear as numerous as would be expected considering escapement numbers.Richard Yamada, a licensed sport fishing guide, said he questioned whether the Taku would be harmed by the pollution levels allowed...


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