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Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

...the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet's Chuitna River or for a proposed coal mine. If the department opts for the mine, the decision would establish...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-12-4
State
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
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...fraction of a pound when ADFG makes its own size counts later in the season.Pat Shields, the area biologist for Upper Cook Inlet, also said that this year's returning reds are the smallest on department record for this time of year."We took...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/across-state-early-salmon-catches-un
Outdoors
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
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

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