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Panel talks to fish board nominees, asks about salmon

...opposing his confirmation on Saturday. Among other concerns, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association and Southeast Alaska Guides Organization said they wanted to see a nominee who more strongly represented sport-fishing interests.Ruffner told...
Group: Charter halibut harvest within allocation in Southeast Alaska for 1st time in 7 years

...Southcentral Alaska instead, where the rules are different. Heath Hilyard, executive director of the Southeast Alaska Guides Organization, said Monday that the full brunt of the changes haven't been felt yet because many operators had "hostage...
Fish Board nominee draws critics

...fishermen in allocating a precious Alaska resource, fish. John Blair of Sitka, executive director of the Southeast Alaska Guides Organization, testified last week before the House Special Committee on Fisheries and again Monday before the Senate...
Palin nominee for Fish Board rejected

...I'm not Native," he said. "I guess that's a legitimate gripe too." Russell Thomas, president of Southeast Alaska Guides Organization, said the commercial fishing lobby has had a strong legislative influence for a long time. Sport fishing...
Ketchikan students get up-close lesson in art of fishing

...skiffs for the group. Resort general manager Russell Thomas said that three guides donated their time, the Southeast Alaska Guides Organization donated half of the fuel for the trip, and Alaska Sportfishing Expeditions supported the venture. Thomas...
Alaska operators say river closures affecting biz

...anywhere in the state translates to a dropoff everywhere," said Heath Hilyard, executive director of Southeast Alaska Guides Organization.And that's bad news for the state economy, said Ricky Gease from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association...
Charter representatives urge Parnell to address halibut limits

The Southeast Alaska Guides Organization (SEAGO) and Alaska Charter Association (ACA) are pleading for the state to get more involved with the new 37-inch halibut...
Southeast charter boat captains organize

...charter boat captains have formed a new group to represent themselves at fisheries management councils. The Southeast Alaska Guides Organization will have a 12-member board, comprising two members from each of six areas of Southeast, according...


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