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High chinook return projected in 2014

...working in the favor of Southeast Alaska commercial and sport fishermen. King salmon abundance estimates have more than doubled...set bag and possession limits at one king salmon for sport fishermen. This year, that emergency order set it at three...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/high-chinook-return-projected-2014
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: KSM: Leaving Alaskans with all risk, zero benefit

...It's a bad deal, should something go wrong, for the Alaska Native peoples of the region, the commercial and sport fisherman, the nearby U.S. national monument and the associated tourism industry, but more importantly, the natural resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/ksm-leaving-alaskans-all-risk-zero-be
Opinion
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...125 miles east of Anchorage relies on the fishing and tourism industries. The sound is a playground for kayakers, sport fishermen and tourists.Exxon's Cornett said his company was bringing three planeloads of oil spill response workers from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/grounded-tanker-spills-270000-barrels-o
State
Fish Board considers Cook Inlet proposals

ANCHORAGE - Commercial and sport fishermen bitterly divided over the allocation...Commercial fishermen claim it's the sport fishermen who are hurting Kenai kings...significant kings but that the sport fishermen are harming runs with hundreds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-03/fish-board-considers-cook-inlet-proposa
State
Proposed set net ban initiative rejected

...Side Set Net commercial salmon fishery in Cook Inlet generally targets sockeyes but also catches Chinook "prized by sport fishermen" in the process. The fishery also competes with personal-use salmon fisheries in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-07/proposed-set-net-ban-initiative-rejecte
State
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

...must use equal tools and equal enforcement for both sport fishermen and commercial fishermen.At the present time the...effort to reduce king catch.Just as commercial and sport fishermen have been forced to adapt to king conservation through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/conserving-kenai-king-mandate-board-adf
State | Local
Fishermen focus on how ADFG sets and achieves escapement goals

...in 2004, would have meant daily runs of 2,500 to 3,000 kings at the peak of the run. Anecdotally, Gease said sport fishermen didn't see harvests that would have resulted from those runs."The numbers don't make sense. And yet, those...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-22/fishermen-focus-how-adfg-sets-and-achie
State
My Turn: UCIDA attacking personal use and sportfishing

...order to provide sport and guided sport fishermen a reasonable opportunity to harvest...look like for personal use and sport fishermen. First, UCIDA seeks to reduce...opportunity for personal use and sport fishermen. UCIDA might have chosen to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-17/my-turn-ucida-attacking-personal-use-
Opinion
Kings may drive news, but sockeyes drive Inlet economy

...asked again in recent years than which group of fishermen in the Inlet bring in more money. Commercial fishermen and sport fishermen have addressed it time and time again with the answer being dependent on which of the two user groups was speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/kings-may-drive-news-sockeyes-drive-inl
State
Group proposes ban of set nets for Kenai salmon

ANCHORAGE - Sport fisherman upset about the low number of king salmon in the Kenai River and...Pat Shields said set nets catch about 13 percent of king salmon. Sport fishermen take twice that number and the opportunity for a trophy that can...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-08/group-proposes-ban-set-nets-kenai-salmon
State

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