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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/southeast-salmon-escapement-goals-chang
Local
Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings

...discussions are peninsula based," he said. "Peninsula residents are involved from every facet whether they are sport fishermen, setnetters or drifters."According to the joint resolution, "Holding the meeting on the Kenai Peninsula would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/kenai-peninsula-municipalities-hope-hos
State
Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...themselves buffeted on all sides by commercial and sport fishermen angry at the intrusion and fish allocation to the...of them have tried. In fact, many commercial and sport fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula have publicly supported one...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-03/alaska-editorial-setnet-initiative-in
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...Inlet meeting deal with Kenai Peninsula issues."Peninsula residents are involved from every facet whether they are sport fishermen, setnetters or drifters," Koch told the Clarion in a recent interview.But with the meetings in Anchorage over...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/alaska-editorial-fish-board-meeting-p
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
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
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
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
Groups file opposition to proposed setnet ban

...wrote.KAFC is a Kenai-based nonprofit that weighs in on local fishery issues. The group is comprised of private sport fishermen, and has not taken the anti-commercial outlook represented by the AFCA, which is backed by Kenai River Sportfishing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-25/groups-file-opposition-proposed-setnet-
State

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