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  • Timing is everything when it comes to fishing
  • Weather should improve in the coming days and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says, "Your best bet is heading out to ocean entrances, but if you don't have the gas, try Blackstone and maybe out by Applegate". If you're headed to Valdez and looking .
  • Valdez Star
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  • 8/19/2014 10:29:11 PM
  • Fermented fish investigated after Alaska man dies
  • LOWER KALSKAG, Alaska - An autopsy has been ordered for a man from a Kuskokwim River village who complained of health problems after eating fermented fish. Alaska State Troopers say 59-year-old Allen Nook of Lower Kalskag was found dead Friday in his home.
  • News Miner
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  • 8/18/2014 12:50:33 PM
  • Spear fishing permits to be issued
  • FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will issue 200 Chatanika River whitefish spearing permits on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Monday at ADFG headquarters on College Road. Only one permit per household will be issued.
  • News Miner
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  • 8/15/2014 8:14:56 AM
  • Fly away to wilderness fishing
  • While salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai River is what brings anglers from all over the world to the Kenai Peninsula, more guides are providing fly-in fishing trips for visitors looking for the ultimate Alaska wilderness adventure. Talon Air Service ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 8/14/2014 12:16:31 AM
  • With a surge of salmon, Homer fishing lagoon opening to snagging
  • A surge of silver salmon streaming back to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and nearby waters along the Homer Spit has allowed the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to permit snagging beginning Friday. The limit is six silvers, or coho, per day -- double ..
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 8/13/2014 11:12:06 PM
  • Alaska artist turns fish ear bones into jewelry
  • JUNEAU, Alaska — A local artist's work allows you to wear fish ears on your ears. Sandy Darnell, a retired commercial fisherwoman, continued her love of fishing and now creates earrings and pendants out of the hard, roughly circular fish ear bones called .
  • News Miner
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  • 8/9/2014 12:39:45 PM
  • Fun fishing versus tradition
  • The Cook Inlet Caucus, Kenai River Fishing Inc., Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, what’s the difference? Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Clark Penney. I got it! So it is sport and fun and the Kenai Classic .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 8/8/2014 3:25:35 PM
  • Spear fishing permits to be issued Aug. 18
  • FAIRBANKS—The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will issue 200 Chatanika River whitefish spearing permits on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Aug. 18 at ADFG headquarters on College Road. Only one permit per household will be issued
  • News Miner
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  • 8/8/2014 10:32:05 AM
  • Fun fishing versus tradition
  • The Cook Inlet Caucus, Kenai River Fishing Inc., Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, what’s the difference? Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Clark Penney. I got it! So it is sport and fun and the Kenai Classic .
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  • 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
  • No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah
  • HOONAH — A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system. Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah. Wildlife troopers in Hoonah responded and ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 8/6/2014 2:45:00 PM
  • No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah
  • HOONAH — A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system. Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah. Wildlife troopers in Hoonah responded and ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/6/2014 2:02:03 PM
  • Bobbing for Fish Heads
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Hunter Littlefield, 11, gasps for breath after pulling the first salmon head from a bucket with his mouth during the bobbing for fish heads competition at the Sitka Seafood Festival, in Sitka, Alaska. (AP Photo/Capital
  • News Miner
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  • 8/6/2014 7:28:21 AM
  • Coast Guard searching for 3 men reported overdue from fishing trip
  • The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three men who were reported overdue early Tuesday from a two-day fishing trip that took them from the Southcentral Alaska coastal community of Whittier into Prince William Sound. According to the Coast Guard ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 8/5/2014 7:11:03 PM
  • Senators push for fish research in Juneau
  • With recent vacancies in the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska’s senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for a fish habitat scientist to be brought to Juneau. “It only makes sense that fisheries research in Alaska should be ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 8/5/2014 1:48:55 PM
  • Senators push for fish research in Juneau
  • With recent vacancies in the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska’s senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for a fish habitat scientist to be brought to Juneau. “It only makes sense that fisheries research in Alaska should be ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/5/2014 7:29:32 AM
  • Alaska fish are safe, but pregnant women should be cautious
  • FAIRBANKS — A recent update of fish consumption guidance by the Alaska Section of Epidemiology says most people in Alaska should have no qualms about fish consumption unless they are pregnant or may become pregnant. Mercury levels remain the main ...
  • News Miner
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  • 8/4/2014 7:37:53 AM
  • Laine Welch: Coastal senators unite on fishing boat discharge permits
  • Mark Begich of Alaska and Marco Rubio of Florida. “The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act extends a moratorium that was already granted to the commercial fishing industry from 2008, and it’s been up every couple of years. It would extend this moratorium ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 8/4/2014 2:22:55 AM
  • Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion. It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen. The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon that is deterring
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  • 8/3/2014 1:58:27 PM
  • Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion. It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen. The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon that is deterring
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/3/2014 7:03:16 AM
  • In Togiak, illegal fishing prompts concerns about escapement
  • In July, Alaska State Wildlife Troopers served warrants on the permit holders and operators of six vessels caught fishing outside of the Kulukak Bay section line in the Togiak district during Bristol Bay’s sockeye fishery. The vessels were seized and the .
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 8/3/2014 1:33:59 AM
  • Topic matches for valdez fish derby
  • FAIRBANKS - While Interior Alaska has fantastic fishing for arctic grayling and northern pike, Valdez is the place you’ll want to go if you’re looking for something bigger, and tastier. FAIRBANKS - No matter which way you look at it — pre-earthquake ...
  • News Miner
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  • 8/1/2014 9:14:30 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of July 28
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify common pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Another good reference for identifying rockfish is the “Guide of Northeast Pacific .
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/1/2014 6:08:23 AM
  • Hatchery stocking triggers better silver salmon fishing at Bird Creek
  • That email has been seared into my memory bank, not only because it’s ridiculous to think this creek was ever a secret once the Alaska Department of Fish and Game began stocking it with hatchery smolt decades ago, but also because I think of it every ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/30/2014 7:39:38 PM
  • Youth-only fishing day set for Homer
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A youth-only fishing day is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Homer Spit. Officials with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game say the sport fishing area for youngsters will be held in a section of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon.
  • News Miner
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  • 7/29/2014 11:58:31 PM
  • Dismal Kenai king salmon return prompts commercial, sport fishing closures
  • Sport fishing for late-run Kenai king salmon is being shut down in the river, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the consequences will ripple out into Cook Inlet to force closure of some commercial fisheries as well. At one minute ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/25/2014 3:17:43 AM
  • Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish into the river. The closure, effective Saturday, triggers a closure of commercial setnet fishing on
  • m.peninsulaclarion.com
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  • 7/25/2014 12:25:55 AM
  • Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish into the river. The closure, effective Saturday, triggers a closure of commercial setnet fishing on
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/24/2014 11:50:08 PM
  • Troopers: 6 boats seized for fishing outside permitted area in Southwest
  • Six fishing vessels were seized this month after their operators were discovered drifting gillnets one to two nautical miles outside an open fishing area in Kulukak Bay in Southwest Alaska, state troopers say. The operators and permit holders aboard the ..
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/24/2014 3:11:45 AM
  • Kuskokwim fish wars heat up again as silvers enter the river
  • But the Alaska Department of Fish and Game allowed three commercial openers -- on July 14, then again Friday and Monday -- from Bethel to the river’s mouth. “Upriver residents are steaming mad and feel that no one cares about the fact that they need ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/23/2014 1:35:42 PM
  • Southeast fishing lodge employees accused of threatening guests with gun
  • Two employees at a fishing lodge in southeast Alaska are facing criminal charges for allegedly brandishing a firearm at two of the lodge’s guests and threatening to kill them. A Juneau grand jury indicted Michael G. York, 26, and Devon G. Fernandez ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 7/22/2014 9:50:49 PM
  • Fish with elevated mercury found in remote US West including Alaska
  • FRESNO, CALIF. -- Federal scientists have found elevated amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in Alaska and the West, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/21/2014 11:53:41 PM
  • Laine Welch: All eyes on sockeye prices
  • The Bristol Bay catch topped 28 million reds by Friday, 11 million more than projected, and the fish were still coming. (Alaska’s total sockeye salmon catch as of July 18 was more than 37 million and counting.) Demand for the fish is strong among both ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/21/2014 1:45:14 PM
  • At Kuskokwim River fish camp, smokehouses fill with fish and tradition
  • Like elsewhere in Alaska, the number of kings returning to the river has dropped dramatically in recent years. The managers were trying to protect future runs and many villagers backed the conservation measures. Still, villagers depend on the fish and were
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/20/2014 3:45:08 AM
  • COMMERCIAL FISHING
  • In this July 17, 2014 photo, Karl Kircher and Steven Bishop pitch setnet caught fish from a skiff near the mouth of the Kasilof River during an overnight fishing period in Kasilof, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)
  • News Miner
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  • 7/19/2014 9:44:14 AM
  • Yukon River chum season opens for subsistance, some commercial fishing
  • The fall chum salmon season opened this week on the lower sections of Alaska’s longest river for subsistence and some commercial fishermen. The fall chum run is predicted to exceed 850,000 fish, according to a news release from the Alaska Department of ...
  • News Miner
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  • 7/19/2014 12:11:34 AM
  • Fish wars obscure need to manage for max economic yield
  • KENAI RIVER — On the very day Arni Thomson, a spokesman for commercial fishing interests in Cook Inlet, complained in Alaska Dispatch News that the salmon resource is being used “as a platform for division,’’ the F/V Peregrine was cutting in close ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/18/2014 11:57:15 PM
  • Bridge fishing raises concerns in Ketchikan
  • KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Ketchikan city leaders have been asked to come up with ideas to address concerns with fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge. Residents who testified before the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday generally agreed that fishing should ...
  • News Miner
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  • 7/18/2014 12:30:03 PM
  • Administering salmon coup de grace -- club them, or bleed them out?
  • I was taught that using a fish whacker, club or bonker is the most effective way to subdue an Alaska salmon. But earlier in the day, when my brother-in-law — who works in the fish processing business and knows a thing or two about the care and handling ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/17/2014 1:32:41 AM
  • Fish hatchery open for the summer
  • FAIRBANKS — The Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery is open for the summer. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will keep the Fisheries Center open through Aug. 31. Hours are Wednesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to ...
  • News Miner
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  • 7/16/2014 8:00:25 AM
  • Attacks on Alaska’s fish and game habitat erode democracy
  • A Supreme Court justice once famously wrote he could not define pornography but he knew it when he saw it. The same can be said about the steady erosion of democracy in Alaska. In a recent opinion piece, the director of ADFG’s Habitat Division – Randy ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/16/2014 1:12:23 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of July 7
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag a nd possession limits. Marine boat anglers returning to area ports are reminded to not fillet, mutilate ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 7/11/2014 1:57:06 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of July 7
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag a nd possession limits. Marine boat anglers returning to area ports are reminded to not fillet, mutilate ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 7/11/2014 7:16:14 AM
  • Landing sizable halibut fishing Cook Inlet from a 12-foot kayak
  • The 57-pound halibut Rudy Tsukada caught last month in the Cook Inlet was no small feat. Sure, it wasn’t a barn door by Alaska halibut standards, but then Tsukada isn’t your standard Alaska fisherman, either. The 48-year-old from Anchorage caught the ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 7/10/2014 1:33:49 AM
  • Legion Twins split opening day Big Fish tourney
  • It took two years and a trip all the way back to Alaska, but Columbia, Tennessee, Post 19 got its revenge Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. In 2012, the American Legion Twins beat Columbia 2-0 on the opening day of the Bill Miller Big Fish .
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  • 7/9/2014 8:30:11 AM
  • Legion Twins split opening day Big Fish tourney
  • It took two years and a trip all the way back to Alaska, but Columbia, Tennessee, Post 19 got its revenge Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. In 2012, the American Legion Twins beat Columbia 2-0 on the opening day of the Bill Miller Big Fish .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/9/2014 7:54:24 AM
  • Search matches for "fish and game"
  • FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou along the Steese and Taylor highways is being delayed to avoid a Labor Day weekend slaughter similar to the one that occurred last year.
  • News Miner
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  • 7/6/2014 7:50:48 AM
  • Search matches for "fishing"
  • FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou along the Steese and Taylor highways is being delayed to avoid a Labor Day weekend slaughter similar to the one that occurred last year.
  • News Miner
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  • 7/6/2014 7:43:38 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 30
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden Dolly Varden and trout fishing is beginning to shift gears
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 7/4/2014 2:19:43 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 30
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden Dolly Varden and trout fishing is beginning to shift gears
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 7/4/2014 6:48:45 AM
  • Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run
  • While it is unclear how strong the final escapement will be, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists said the fish were continuing show up in large numbers in the 17-mile glacial river. Managers expanded the area available to dipnetters while upping
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/4/2014 4:25:35 AM
  • Just out of sight An overlooked set of fishing locations
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Breakfield said anglers set on catching their Alaska salmon, and even some locals, may be overlooking a set of prime locations on the banks of the Kenai River. Defined in two 10-year-old reports .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/3/2014 1:56:26 AM
  • Just out of sight, an overlooked set of fishing locations
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Breakfield said anglers set on catching their Alaska salmon, and even some locals, may be overlooking a set of prime locations on the banks of the Kenai River. Defined in two 10-year-old reports .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/3/2014 1:56:26 AM
  • Judge orders fishing group to pay legal fees
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge ruled Wednesday that a commercial fishing group should pay part of the state's cost for the lawsuit regarding management of the Cook Inlet salmon fisheries in 2013. Alaska Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi issued an order ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/28/2014 10:01:58 AM
  • Rogan named president of Canon Fish Co.
  • APICDA’s purchase of Cannon Fish completed APICDA’s vertical integration as a seafood company that now responsibly harvests, processes and markets wild Alaska crab, pollock, cod, black cod, halibut and salmon from the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean in a ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/27/2014 10:13:18 PM
  • Topic matches for fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge ruled Wednesday that a commercial fishing group should pay part of the state's cost for the lawsuit regarding management of the Cook Inlet salmon fisheries in 2013. Alaska's endless days are a canvas for a variety of ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/27/2014 6:38:33 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 23
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Sockeye Salmon — Windfall Creek The number of sockeye at Windfall Creek has increased ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/27/2014 7:32:50 AM
  • AMSEA offers class on common commercial fishing injuries
  • A common and often-repeated maneuver on commercial fishing boats throughout Alaska involves reaching just below the head of a freshly caught fish into its gill slit, grabbing the gills and then bending and twisting the wrist to rip them out. It’s injurio .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/27/2014 4:33:53 AM
  • State: FDA study finds Alaska fish safe from Fukushima radiation
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation, but a citizen's group plans to conduct a separate study of the water in lower Cook Inlet using a crowdsource funding site. "The (FDA) results confirm ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/26/2014 11:54:42 PM
  • Fishing still strong on Russian river
  • Reports of sockeye salmon catches on the Russian River are still ranging between “good and excellent” two weeks after the opening of the fishery, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant management biologist Jason Pawluk. An emergency order ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/26/2014 4:56:32 AM
  • Local fisherman dead after fishing accident in Bristol Bay
  • Both Voss and the other missing man, a 17-year-old, attempted to swim to shore and while a nearby fishing vessel found Voss — they could not revive him according to an Alaska State Troopers report. The other two men, Earnest Pierce, 47, of Nine Mile ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/24/2014 5:56:11 AM
  • State shuts down king fishing on the Little Su
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday afternoon announced an emergency king fishing closure on the Little Susitna as of 12:01 a.m. Friday and through July 13, the end of king fishing season. The state's emergency closure includes all waters .
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/20/2014 2:33:20 AM
  • Gillnetters anxious to fish Kuskokwim River
  • BETHEL, Alaska - Patience is wearing thin for fishermen along the Kuskokwim River, where restrictions on salmon fishing have been in place for weeks. But federal managers said they are considering at least a partial opening soon for gillnetters.
  • News Miner
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  • 6/19/2014 11:52:52 AM
  • 12 Vietnamese jailed in Philippines for illegal fishing
  • Taking into account the three months that the 12 have already been in jail, they may be released in September, said clerk of court Hazel Mae Alaska. Vietnamese fishermen have been caught repeatedly fishing in Philippine waters in recent years, mostly near
  • XIN MSN News
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  • 6/18/2014 6:27:45 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 9
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char Reports indicate that the dolly varden char and ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 6/13/2014 2:01:40 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 9
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char Reports indicate that the dolly varden char and ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/13/2014 6:37:51 AM
  • Fishing Report: Good halibut out of Seward, Homer and Whittier
  • Best bets are K15 Kwikfish in chrome-and-chartreuse combinations. Lee Kuepper of Alaska's Angling Addiction said he caught two kings early in the day and was done fishing by noon Monday. The Kenai River trout opener was Wednesday morning, and the fishing .
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/12/2014 2:07:02 AM
  • Fly Fishing Offers Alaska PTSD Veterans Recreation, Peace
  • Instead, the two retired soldiers and others like them sit back, finding comfort in nothing but the sound of those near them who have shared their struggle. Last year, Project Healing Waters’ Alaska staff provided 5,400 volunteer hours while helping 78 ...
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  • 6/10/2014 4:32:34 AM
  • Fly Fishing Offers Alaska PTSD Veterans Recreation, Peace
  • Instead, the two retired soldiers and others like them sit back, finding comfort in nothing but the sound of those near them who have shared their struggle. Last year, Project Healing Waters’ Alaska staff provided 5,400 volunteer hours while helping 78 ...
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  • 6/9/2014 11:53:23 PM
  • Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress
  • During testimony, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) questioned if the so-called “Frankenfish” can even be called a real salmon. “This takes a transgenic Atlantic salmon egg, which has genes from an ocean pout that is somewhat akin to an eel, and it ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/6/2014 4:33:08 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of May 27
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Juneau area charter vessels are reminded that federal halibut regulations are in effect for regulatory
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 6/6/2014 2:02:49 PM
  • Bead fishing class at Big Ray's June 28
  • The class, titled “Bead Fishing 101,” is free and will cover the basics of fishing with beads, from regulations and properly rigging beads and indicators to rod and reel selection for various fish species in Alaska. There will be an indoor morning ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/6/2014 7:43:25 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of May 27
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Juneau area charter vessels are reminded that federal halibut regulations are in effect for regulatory
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/6/2014 7:00:28 AM
  • Alaska fishing community sues U.S. interior secretary over road plan
  • AU Alaska (Reuters) - An isolated Alaska fishing community filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a decision by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that stopped it from building a road through a wildlife preserve to an all-weather airport.
  • Yahoo News Canada
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  • 6/5/2014 1:32:23 AM
  • Fishing report: Ship Creek kings coming in, Chitina dipnetting opens
  • Sometimes it pays to get out even when the weather and fishing conditions aren't in your favor. If you live in Alaska, you can wait all summer for the elements to come together and end up never leaving town. If you make a decision to go fishing ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/5/2014 12:13:38 AM
  • Man dies in refrigeration leak on Alaska fishing boat
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Police in Kodiak say an Everett, Washington, man has died following a refrigeration leak aboard a fishing boat. The Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://bit.ly/1l70Y8S) reports the man who died was 30-year-old Cody Cecil. Police and emergency ...
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  • 6/4/2014 4:49:49 PM
  • Starving Student: Fish restaurants a challenge for the frugal
  • Realizing that I was too consumed with this topic in my brain, I began to browse the menu. Immediately my eyes fixated on the Alaska cod fish tacos. It was a match made in heaven because the price with tax came to $7.47. From the outside, the restaurant in
  • Chico Enterprise-Record
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  • 6/4/2014 6:34:13 AM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has turned over to its Chinese counterpart a 191-foot fishing boat suspected of catching half a ton of salmon with illegal drift nets in the North Pacific. U.S. personnel boarded the Yin Yuan on May 27.
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  • 6/4/2014 2:16:31 AM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities. The Yin Yuan ...
  • WRAL
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  • 6/4/2014 1:04:56 AM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities.
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  • 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard has turned over to its Chinese counterpart a 191-foot fishing boat suspected of catching half a ton of salmon with illegal drift nets in the North Pacific. U.S. personnel boarded the Yin Yuan May 27. The vessel ...
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  • 6/3/2014 5:19:39 PM
  • Fish smoker believed to be cause of Juneau fire
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau authorities say an electric fish smoker was likely the cause of a destructive fire at a Juneau home. KINY (http://is.gd/sKl6EF) says no injuries were reported at the Lemon Creek residential fire. Firefighters responding to the ...
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  • 6/3/2014 3:46:35 PM
  • Fisherman trades fishing for hamster balls
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last month to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. "I've sold my boat and I'm turning into a rancher.
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  • 6/1/2014 3:48:57 PM
  • Kodiak fisherman trades fishing for hamster balls
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last month to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. "I've sold my boat and I'm turning into a rancher.
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  • 6/1/2014 3:48:57 PM
  • Alaska Department Of Fish And Game
  • FAIRBANKS — For the second year in a row, state wildlife biologists have killed dozens of bears in part of the western Interior as part of a plan to increase the number of moose available for subsistence hunters in the area. FAIRBANKS — Valdez fisher ...
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  • 5/30/2014 12:06:26 AM
  • Tongass National Forest youth fishing events
  • The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast Alaska. No experience is needed to participate. It is a great way for children to learn how to fish or practice
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 5/28/2014 11:53:18 PM
  • Commercial fishing groups, feds, testify on salmon management
  • Alaska has managed its own salmon since statehood, and neither party is questioning that. But the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund, who brought the lawsuit forward in February 2013, want federal oversight of salmon ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 5/28/2014 4:33:40 AM
  • Fishing report: Homer halibut improving, Talkeetna trout biting
  • I called Steve Babinec of Saltwater Safari Company in Seward on Tuesday for a report, and he mentioned how the static Gulf of Alaska coastal currents can really turn on the fishing, as it did last week when he caught a bunch of large fish. He explained how
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  • 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
  • How to fish for arctic grayling
  • FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Sport Fish has released a video that teaches anglers everything they need to know to catch arctic grayling. The video, appropriately titled “How to Fish for Arctic Grayling,” is just ...
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  • 5/25/2014 7:50:30 AM
  • Juneau-area sport fish report: Kings coming in strong
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary, page 36 to identify the difference between pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and page 11 for bag and possession limits. Regulation Summaries are available at the ADF&G office now ..
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  • 5/23/2014 2:26:34 PM
  • Juneau-area sport fish report: Kings coming in strong
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary, page 36 to identify the difference between pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and page 11 for bag and possession limits. Regulation Summaries are available at the ADF&G office now ..
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  • 5/23/2014 2:26:34 PM
  • How to fish for arctic grayling video released
  • FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Sport Fish has released a video that teaches anglers everything they need to know to catch arctic grayling. The video, appropriately titled “How to Fish for Arctic Grayling,” is just ...
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  • 5/23/2014 9:33:05 AM
  • It’s Derby Time! New regs could mean fewer big fish in Valdez
  • With new federal regulations in effect this season that limit halibut charter customers in Southcentral Alaska to keeping one fish under 29 inches and one of any size rather than the traditional two of any size, Woods said she’s hoping her first fish is ..
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  • 5/23/2014 9:25:56 AM
  • Weak Kenai king runs force fishing guides to adapt
  • Warmer-than-usual water temperatures lured the salmon of Alaska back a little early this year, but no one was fishing for them on the fabled Kenai River in May. Few of the first salmon to return to that stream -- the big kings, or chinooks, for which the .
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  • 5/23/2014 5:01:04 AM
  • Bead fishing class scheduled in Fairbanks
  • The class, titled “Bead Fishing 101,” is free and will cover the basics of fishing with beads, from regulations and properly rigging beads and indicators to rod and reel selection for various fish species in Alaska. There will be an indoor morning ...
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  • 5/23/2014 1:40:38 AM
  • Seldovia fishing derby keeps competition quiet
  • HOMER -- Memorial Day weekend is the time many Alaska boaters put their vessels in the water after a long winter break. In Seldovia, the holiday also harkens a popular fishing derby -- one with a local twist. Seldovia's Human Powered Fishing Derby is a no
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  • 5/21/2014 1:21:32 AM
  • Fishing Report: Holiday weekend prospects promising
  • As recently as a decade ago, we could always count on a fairly stable high-pressure system to dominate Southcentral Alaska in May and June, but the last couple of years have seen the opposite. Last year's spring weather was miserable for fishing.
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  • 5/20/2014 11:55:38 PM
  • First Fish
  • And there it was. A huge king salmon, Alaska’s “First Fish” of the year, displayed among a bed of greens. In the kitchen: 300 pounds of king and sockeye salmon, all ready to be prepared for dinner. “This is such a great deal,” said Steve Heinle ...
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  • 5/19/2014 4:15:42 AM
  • Anchor River king salmon fishing starts slow
  • “More steelhead than salmon. I haven’t had any luck yet.” The Anchor River is one of three Lower Peninsula streams that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued pre-season emergency order restrictions to — justified by the lack of king salmon ...
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  • 5/18/2014 4:59:50 AM
  • Thousands of hatchery fish hit Alaska waters to anglers' delight
  • A sunny May day at southwest Anchorage's DeLong Lake brought out eager anglers looking to land one of the thousands of rainbow trout and landlocked salmon deposited into its waters each year by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. They didn't have to ..
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  • 5/17/2014 2:37:52 AM
  • Biggest Economic Punch, Commercial or Recreational Fishing?
  • Unlike its sport counterparts, a fisherman in Alaska is in fact supporting dozens of other US jobs in retail, wholesale, distribution and import sectors. In short, the facts negate the argument that recreational fishing has a greater or more direct ...
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  • 5/12/2014 11:43:39 PM
  • Lack of fishing opportunity leads to river clean-up
  • With the closure of fishing for king salmon on the Kenai River, Mark Glassmaker, owner of Alaska Fishing with Mark Glassmaker, wanted to make sure local students could still spend a day on the water. “It is non-consumptive,” Glassmaker said.
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  • 5/11/2014 4:39:31 AM
  • The big fish win again: Slate opinion
  • Now, every time you sit down to a bowl of clam chowder in the United States ... It's a no-brainer," says Linda Behnken, the vice chair of the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, which works to strengthen fishing communities. Increasingly, as the Snow's ...
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  • 5/3/2014 11:54:19 PM
  • Alaska Fly Fishing hosts grand opening
  • Alaska Fly Fishing Goods will host a grand opening at their new location from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Friday), May 2 at 8465 Old Dairy Road, Suite 101, next to Urgent Care. The event will feature food, drinks and door prizes. For more information, contact 586-1
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  • 5/2/2014 6:16:05 AM
  • Alaska Fly Fishing Goods is moving
  • After 16 years downtown, Alaska Fly Fishing Goods will be moving to a new location on Old Dairy Road. Thursday, April 24 was the last day downtown, and the shop’s doors will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, at 8465 Old Dairy Road. A new phone number ...
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  • 4/25/2014 1:55:21 PM
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game Douglas office relocating
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Douglas Regional Office is temporarily moving. The office, located at 802 3rd Street on Douglas Island, will be undergoing renovations for the next 18 months. Staff began moving into a new location at the Bill Ray ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 4/25/2014 7:14:30 AM
  • Alaska Fly Fishing Goods is moving
  • After 16 years downtown, Alaska Fly Fishing Goods will be moving to a new location on Old Dairy Road. Thursday, April 24 was the last day downtown, and the shop’s doors will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, at 8465 Old Dairy Road. A new phone number ...
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  • 4/25/2014 7:14:30 AM
  • Fairbanks fish hatchery to be open during this weekend’s show
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is unveiling the Tanana Valley Fisheries Center inside the entrance to the new $50 million hatchery and will staff on hand to answer questions during the outdoors show hours of 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on ..
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  • 4/25/2014 12:12:09 AM
  • Fly fishing humorist to host TU film fest
  • Looking for his next great fishing adventure, the self-proclaimed, “world’s greatest fly fishing guide” Hank Patterson is making his first trip to Alaska this weekend as part of the traveling Trout Unlimited Film Festival. After previous stops in ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 4/24/2014 10:17:37 PM
  • Fishing company pleads guilty
  • ANCHORAGE — A fishing corporation based in Washington state has been fined after pleading guilty to illegal fishing operations in Alaska waters in what authorities called a case of law misunderstanding. Fishermen’s Finest Inc. pleaded guilty in a ...
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  • 4/24/2014 2:32:20 PM
  • Fishing company pleads guilty
  • ANCHORAGE — A fishing corporation based in Washington state has been fined after pleading guilty to illegal fishing operations in Alaska waters in what authorities called a case of law misunderstanding. Fishermen’s Finest Inc. pleaded guilty in a ...
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  • 4/24/2014 7:30:00 AM
  • Fishing Corporation Guilty of Illegal Fishing
  • (SitNews) Cordova, Alaska - Fishermen’s Finest Inc., a Washington based corporation and owner, operator of multiple commercial trawling vessels, pleaded guilty in a Cordova Court Monday to illegal fishing with Non-Pelagic Trawl gear in state waters that ..
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  • 4/24/2014 6:32:44 AM
  • Fishing corporation guilty of illegal fishing
  • (CORDOVA, Alaska) – Fisherman’s Finest LLC., a Washington based corporation and owner/operator of multiple commercial trawling vessels, pleaded guilty in a Cordova Court earlier this week to illegal fishing with Non-Pelagic Trawl gear in state waters ...
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  • 4/24/2014 5:21:09 AM
  • Coast Guard investigates grounding of fishing boat in Sitka Sound
  • SITKA, Alaska — Two crewmembers from a fishing vessel were able to walk from their grounded vessel to a waiting Coast Guard helicopter for rescue. The Coast Guard says in a release that there were no injuries in the Monday morning incident in Sitka Sound.
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  • 4/21/2014 1:17:09 PM
  • Fish and your diet
  • Here are a few great fish choices to add to your grocery list: * Salmon (wild-caught) - Alaska's wild-caught salmon are very healthy, a great source of protein and full of omega-3s and low in contaminants. * Albacore Tuna (pole-caught) - Albacore Tuna from
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  • 4/19/2014 6:52:59 AM
  • Legislature confirms fish board incumbents
  • Three incumbent members of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries were unanimously confirmed after a Chugiak representative withdraw his objection to the two commercial fishers on the board. Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said he objected to the confirmation of Sue ..
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  • 4/18/2014 2:39:27 PM
  • Legislature confirms fish board incumbents
  • Three incumbent members of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries were unanimously confirmed after a Chugiak representative withdraw his objection to the two commercial fishers on the board. Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said he objected to the confirmation of Sue ..
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  • 4/18/2014 7:22:48 AM
  • Meeting: Fish habitat issues
  • Habitat issues affecting Juneau area fisheries will be discussed at the Raincountry Flyfishers meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 23, in the Thunder Mountain High School library. The Beaver Patrol, Alaska Department of Fish & Game Habitat Division, Trout ..
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  • 4/18/2014 6:32:41 AM
  • Changes in processing, handling could reduce commercial fishing injuries
  • Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those ..
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  • 4/14/2014 11:55:23 PM

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