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Death Notice: Rod (Roddy) Darnell

...for four years during the Vietnam War. Though he eventually retired from the fishing industry, he remained an avid sport fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Darnell; stepsons, Chad and Jeromy; and his grandchildren, Amber, Holly...
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Body found may be overboard crew member

...found Friday near Juneau appear to be those of a cruise ship crew member who went overboard south of Douglas Island.Sport fishermen reported around 4:30 p.m. Friday that they saw the remains on the eastern shore of Horse Island, a troopers...
State will discontinue filling grayling in Alaska lakes

...News-Miner.The fish, which are native to Interior rivers, are raised in hatcheries so they can be caught by sport fisherman at dozens of Interior lakes through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's sport fishery division.The grayling...
As summer troll season opens, fishermen have reason to be angry

...has allocated 175,000 king salmon to trollers. That's out of a total harvest of 237,000 fish.If you're a sport fisherman used to a single fish per day, that might sound like a lot. In fact, it's just under half last year's quota...
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

...Kodiak suggested postponing a final decision until October, but that proposal was defeated 5-6 as Alaska member and sport fisherman Ed Dersham broke ranks and voted with the non-Alaska members of the council.Two Alaska members of the council were recused...
Letter: Every halibut counts

...Alaska's fisheries for 40 years, I was surprised to learn only recently that about half of all halibut caught by sport fishermen are released. Anglers let them go because they are too small, too big, would exceed the size or bag limits, or...
Pinks predicted to carry season, again

...That number, noted in an April 1 news release, is because of poor Taku River king salmon production.As most sport fishermen know, the department has three king salmon hatchery release sites in the Juneau area - Douglas Island Pink and Chum...
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...West Coast Seafood Processors Association said the fishing industry shared the concerns of conservation groups and sport fishermen who wanted to be sure that forage fish were protected.Paul Shively of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a conservation...
Southeast salmon escapement goals change to maximize returns

...all about finding a happy medium - an optimal goal for each stock.The new goals could impact both commercial and sports fishermen, based on the run, Heinl said.The state tracks escapement numbers based on the tight counts of each fish species...
Empire Editorial: King salmon research is worth preserving

...Researchers, scientists, experts, commercial and sport fishermen, guides, subsistence users and policy-makers of its king salmon.King salmon are prized by sport fishermen, subsistence fishermen and recreational fishermen...


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