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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...of the state that are classified as nonsubsistence.That would primarily affect the commercial setnet fishery in Upper Cook Inlet. According to information from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, there are about 734 active Cook Inlet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...the August 2016 ballot whether to ban commercial setnets in nonsubsistence areas. That would primarily affect the Upper Cook Inlet commercial setnet fishery.The Alaska Supreme Court likely will make a final decision on whether the proposed ban...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State
Letter: Seize the moment and protect salmon

...is now threatened by a competing permit application. The water in question is the Chuitna River, which flows into upper Cook Inlet. Underneath the stream lies coal, which PacRim Coal, an out-of-state corporation, has applied to strip-mine...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-seize-moment-and-protect-salmo
Letters
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...Association - a commercial fisheries advocacy group - for months and no longer owns a commercial drift fishing permit in the Upper Cook Inlet.Johnstone, a retired Alaska Superior Court Judge, has been on the Board of Fisheries since 2008 when he was nominated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/bof-head-johnstone-resigns
State
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...Energy Inc., Japanese consortium planning a 1 to 1.5 million tons-per-year LNG project at Port MacKenzie on upper Cook Inlet.REI hopes to have its project operating by 2020 and plans to use Cook Inlet gas as feedstock, but if North Slope...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

...their natal streams - leaving a harvest of about 3.7 million fish.Fish and Game staff on Monday released the 2015 Upper Cook Inlet Sockeye Salmon Forecast; the document outlines harvest predictions in several major systems in the Cook Inlet including...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-for
Outdoors
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...the Cook Inlet area. In 2012, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce declared federal fishery disasters for the 2012 Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries, the 2010-12 Yukon River king salmon runs and 2011-12 Kuskokwim king runs. In 2014, Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
State
Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings

...Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai...agenda.A location for the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meetings will be announced...Haight. The board addresses Upper Cook Inlet issues every three years.Testimony...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/kenai-peninsula-municipalities-hope-hos
State
State to appeal setnet initiative ruling

...petition in 2013 seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the state, which would primarily impact Upper Cook Inlet setnetters.Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell rejected the initiative in January, based on a state Department of Law opinion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-10/state-appeal-setnet-initiative-ruling
State
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...Kenai-Soldotna area when it next considers Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues in 2017.We second...up by the fish board during an Upper Cook Inlet meeting deal with Kenai Peninsula...impacted by board decisions.The Upper Cook Inlet meetings, which take place once...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/alaska-editorial-fish-board-meeting-p
Opinion

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