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  • Legislator proposes raising Alaska hunting, fishing license fees
  • JUNEAU — A Healy legislator is recommending raising the price for resident hunting and fishing licenses and a big hike for nonresident licenses and tag fees to help pay for state conservation efforts. House Bill 137 by Republican Rep. Dave Talerico would .
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  • 3/20/2015 11:31:33 PM
  • Fish board to take up Cook Inlet clams
  • Cook Inlet clams on are on the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ plate as residents seek to manage a razor clam population that has crashed on the eastern side of the inlet and a fishery that has exploded in popularity on the western side. The board will ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 3/18/2015 9:57:52 AM
  • Lawmakers advance bill prioritizing personal use fishing
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A Senate committee has advanced a bill prioritizing personal use fisheries. Senate State Affairs heard public testimony Tuesday mostly in support of committee chair Bill Stoltze's bill to prioritize personal use fisheries over sport and ..
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  • 3/17/2015 11:53:35 AM
  • Laine Welch: Print-at-home fishing licenses become reality
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s revamped online store is the go to place for all fishing (and hunting) licenses, and it now offers two new features. “Fishermen, both sport and commercial, can now print their licenses at home. They can ...
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  • 3/16/2015 2:43:35 AM
  • Alaska allows at-home printing for fishing, hunting licenses
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Hunters and anglers no longer need to make a trip to the store to get a license, or wait for one to be mailed. The state Department of Fish and Game launched a print-at-home system this month that allows individuals to buy fishing, hunting
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  • 3/13/2015 12:19:49 PM
  • It's time for Alaska-first fish management
  • Alaska first. It’s time. Those are words I can get behind, especially when it comes to our fish. You say “fish” and “Alaska” in the same sentence and you probably think salmon, for good reason. We have the best-managed salmon fishery in the world.
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  • 3/13/2015 8:02:07 AM
  • Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Lawmakers heard mixed responses to a bill intended to prioritize personal use fishing. Republican Sen. Bill Stoltze bill would direct the Department of Fish and Game to prioritize state fisheries for personal use when restrictions ...
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  • 3/11/2015 1:52:15 AM
  • Senate panel to discuss Alaska personal use fishing priority
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers on Tuesday plan to discuss a bill that would make personal use a priority in managing state fisheries. The bill, from Republican Sen. Bill Stoltze of Chugiak, would direct the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to prioritize ...
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  • 3/10/2015 8:12:50 AM
  • Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Lawmakers heard mixed responses to a bill intended to prioritize personal use fishing. Republican Sen. Bill Stoltze bill would direct the Department of Fish and Game to prioritize state fisheries for personal use when restrictions ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 3/10/2015 5:21:02 AM
  • Fish managers forecast average years for Cook Inlet sockeye
  • KENAI, Alaska - The Department of Fish and Game says 5.8 million sockeye salmon are projected to return to Cook Inlet this summer, making 2015 an average year. The Peninsula Clarion (http://bit.ly/1EtplbH), a Kenai newspaper, reports commercial fisheries .
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  • 3/8/2015 11:49:57 AM
  • Talerico proposes fee increase for Alaska hunting, fishing licenses
  • JUNEAU, Alaska — A Healy lawmaker has proposed increasing the cost to fish or hunt in Alaska. Rep. Dave Talerico's bill would increase the cost for resident and non-resident sport fishing, hunting and trapping licenses. The bill proposes charging ...
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  • 3/7/2015 11:29:40 AM
  • Fish board needs a thoughtful nomination process
  • We certainly were disappointed to learn last week that Roland Maw had withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the fish board, and even more concerned when we learned that an investigation is underway regarding residency concerns in Alaska and Montana.
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 3/5/2015 3:10:57 AM
  • Fish board needs a thoughtful nomination process
  • We certainly were disappointed to learn last week that Roland Maw had withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the fish board, and even more concerned when we learned that an investigation is underway regarding residency concerns in Alaska and Montana.
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  • 3/4/2015 11:57:41 PM
  • State, federal regulators ban Ketchikan eulachon fishing
  • KETCHIKAN — Alaska fishing regulators say there will be no legal harvest of hooligan around Ketchikan this year. The Ketchikan Daily News reported the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service have closed area waters to the catching ..
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  • 3/3/2015 6:43:54 PM
  • State, federal regulators ban Ketchikan eulachon fishing
  • KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Alaska fishing regulators say there will be no legal harvest of hooligan around Ketchikan this year. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1DMwaCe) reports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service have closed
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  • 3/3/2015 11:41:34 AM
  • State, federal regulators ban Ketchikan eulachon fishing
  • KETCHIKAN — Alaska fishing regulators say there will be no legal harvest of hooligan around Ketchikan this year. The Ketchikan Daily News reported the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service have closed area waters to the catching ..
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  • 3/3/2015 10:37:08 AM
  • ‘Worst of all possible times’ to gut fish commission, chair says
  • The three-member commission that oversees Alaska’s lucrative limited-entry commercial fisheries is urging lawmakers not to pursue proposals for elimination for at least another year. The state Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission is under fire as a ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 2/25/2015 4:32:01 AM
  • Montana investigating Walker's former Alaska Fish Board appointee
  • JUNEAU -- A Montana law enforcement official said his state has opened a criminal investigation into Roland Maw, who was appointed by Gov. Bill Walker to the Alaska Board of Fisheries in January but who withdrew his name from consideration last week ...
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  • 2/24/2015 12:36:59 AM
  • Faced with uncertainty, fishing guides innovate
  • Guided Sportsfishing Alaska LLC., was willing to say on-the-record. “We’ve been doing it for quite a while and, obviously, I tried to keep it on the down low just because it’s a pretty effective way to catch those things,” he said. “But ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 2/23/2015 12:48:19 PM
  • Controversial Fish Board nominee Roland Maw withdraws from consideration
  • In 2013, an Alaska Board of Fisheries member, Vince Webster, was rejected for reappointment by the Legislature after sportfishing groups complained. He was a commercial setnet fisherman. Fish politics can cross party lines, and did so this year with ...
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  • 2/21/2015 5:26:52 AM
  • Controversial Fish Board nominee withdraws
  • In 2013, an Alaska Board of Fisheries member, Vince Webster, was rejected for reappointment by the Legislature after sportfishing groups complained. He was a commercial setnet fisherman. Fish politics can cross party lines, and did so this year with ...
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  • 2/20/2015 9:27:16 PM
  • State managers close fishing for early run Kenai River kings
  • KENAI, Alaska - Anglers will again be denied the chance to catch early run king salmon on the Kenai River. The Peninsula Clarion (http://bit.ly/1EuIpCT) reports the Department of Fish and Game for a second straight year will close king salmon fishing ...
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  • 2/20/2015 8:12:42 AM
  • Students receive ice-fishing demonstration
  • Students from around the central Kenai Peninsula school district took field trips on Wednesday for an opportunity to practice ice fishing on the frozen surface of Soldotna’s Sport Lake. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jenny Cope, who ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 2/18/2015 9:48:08 AM
  • Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River
  • If the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s preseason forecast for the early run of chinook salmon on the Kenai River proves to be accurate, it will be the second lowest run on the river in 30 years. However, the newly released run forecast of 5,265 fish .
  • m.peninsulaclarion.com
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  • 2/18/2015 7:10:39 AM
  • Tight Lines: Ice fishing can be cool winter fun
  • And, like everyone else in Alaska, I want to make the most of it. Yet, having always been one of those people that lives to fish (and by fishing I mean in flowing water) I have to admit — despite having all the ice fishing paraphernalia — that hovering ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 2/18/2015 2:17:09 AM
  • Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River
  • If the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s preseason forecast for the early run of chinook salmon on the Kenai River proves to be accurate, it will be the second lowest run on the river in 30 years. However, the newly released run forecast of 5,265 fish .
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  • 2/17/2015 9:56:28 AM
  • State review triggers talk of cutting back commercial fishing commission
  • WASILLA -- A new state review suggests the three-member state commission overseeing some of Alaska’s most lucrative commercial fisheries is prone to inefficiency and ripe for overhaul, with a few employees who are paid but rarely show up at the office.
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 2/17/2015 4:05:43 AM
  • 'King of Fish' book-dropped around Southeast Alaska
  • The Salmon Project distributed 100 free copies of David Montgomery’s book “King of Fish: The Thousand Year Run of Salmon” on Feb. 12 in the Glacier View Room at UAS, and plans to drop books in Sitka and Petersburg, as well as places along the Copper ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 2/13/2015 2:54:42 PM
  • 'King of Fish' book-dropped around Southeast Alaska
  • The Salmon Project distributed 100 free copies of David Montgomery’s book “King of Fish: The Thousand Year Run of Salmon” on Feb. 12 in the Glacier View Room at UAS, and plans to drop books in Sitka and Petersburg, as well as places along the Copper ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 2/13/2015 10:37:01 AM
  • Senate panel advances fish commission nominees
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers advanced two appointees for the board that regulates participation in Alaska's commercial fisheries. The Senate Resources Committee on Monday held a confirmation hearing for Gov. Bill Walker's appointees to the Commercial ...
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  • 2/10/2015 8:10:15 AM
  • Alaska Fish Board confirmation hearing postponed until March
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Confirmation hearings for a Board of Fisheries appointee likely won't begin until March. The House Resources Committee on Monday canceled a hearing on Roland Maw's appointment. Committee co-chair Dave Talerico on Thursday said the ...
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  • 2/6/2015 8:50:47 AM
  • Did Alaska Fish Board appointee really discover an endangered species?
  • Kenai Peninsula fisherman Roland Maw, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's controversial appointee to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, claims in his resume to have been responsible for a significant scientific achievement, the first identification of a new ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 2/5/2015 4:48:35 AM
  • Panel postpones confirmation hearing for Alaska fish board nominee
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Resources Committee has delayed a confirmation hearing for Roland Maw's appointment to the state Board of Fisheries. Committee co-chair Dave Talerico, a Republican from Healy, said the hearing was cancelled Monday after there was
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  • 2/2/2015 4:33:39 PM
  • Taku Smokeries needs more fish
  • “The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is the primary driver, and they are in charge.” he added. “Meetings determine the abundance and resource and then consequently what kind of quota.” Fish and Game employees help with getting information on ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 2/1/2015 9:25:20 AM
  • Unalaska captain gets grant to try making fish franks on St. George
  • The competition intends to support entrepreneurial innovation in far southwest Alaska, and is sponsored jointly by APICDA and the Aleut Corporation. For Laxfoss, the business idea offers an opportunity to reach out to a community in need of an economic lif
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  • 2/1/2015 12:35:38 AM
  • Governor may regret appointment of Roland Maw to Alaska fish board
  • On Jan 21, Gov. Bill Walker called and told me that I would not be reappointed to the Board of Fisheries. I am OK with that decision as it is the governor’s prerogative to put his own people on Alaska’s boards and commissions. In fact even though my ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 1/28/2015 3:10:42 AM
  • My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?
  • Bill Walker and Byron Mallott ran on a unity ticket. They argued that it’s high time to quit letting major political parties fragment our statewide community as each battles to dominate the others. It’s time to ditch the strategy whereby the winning ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 1/25/2015 4:00:11 PM
  • My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?
  • Bill Walker and Byron Mallott ran on a unity ticket. They argued that it’s high time to quit letting major political parties fragment our statewide community as each battles to dominate the others. It’s time to ditch the strategy whereby the winning ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/25/2015 9:05:01 AM
  • A day ice fishing at Chena Lake yields plenty of fish, not much meat
  • Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game stocks Chena Lake with rainbows, king salmon, Arctic grayling and char. I later looked up the stocking numbers for the lake in the state’s fish stocking database (online at: 1.usa.gov/1Je2NuY). I saw our fish were ...
  • News Miner
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  • 1/22/2015 10:23:08 PM
  • Board of Fish head Johnstone resigns
  • Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone has resigned. The chairman, whose term was set to be up in June of 2015, confirmed in an email that he had resigned his position after being told by Gov. Bill Walker that his name would not be submitted to
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/20/2015 11:29:56 PM
  • Governor appoints Cotten to Fish and Game position
  • Alaska Gov. Bill Walker appointed Sam Cotten to serve as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Cotten, who is currently serving as the interim director of the department, was the only name forwarded to the governor for selection after a .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/20/2015 2:22:55 AM
  • Chenault questions Fish and Game process
  • Chenault, who raised concerns with Walker’s recent shakeup of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board, suggested that Walker consider replacing the Board of Fisheries with members who would support an open process. Chenault said Maw, who is executive ..
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/18/2015 9:49:06 AM
  • Chenault questions the process for Fish and Game finalists
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Friday questioned the nominating process for Fish and Game commissioner and the treatment of finalist Roland Maw by the Board of Fisheries. The boards of fisheries and game met Wednesday to send a list of ...
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  • 1/16/2015 6:05:24 PM
  • Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner
  • During deliberations over three of the four candidates for Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries members weighed in with their opinions on the credentials. During a joint meeting of the state’s Board of Fisheries and ..
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/16/2015 10:20:06 AM
  • Fishing holes on the Upper and Lower Kenai River
  • Anglers should check the Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations before throwing out that first line to ensure all of the rules are known and being followed. Don’t ruin a great Alaskan vacation with fines because the wrong fly or hook was used. Listed below are .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/15/2015 11:32:53 AM
  • Fish board plays politics - again
  • One would think that a person with a doctorate in wildlife management, experience working for state and federal agencies, extensive management and public relations experience and plenty of time spent afield in pursuit of Alaska’s fish and game would be ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/15/2015 7:36:39 AM
  • Joint board rejects 3 commissioner applicants; only Cotten advances
  • JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker’s temporary appointee to head the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sam Cotten, took a big step toward keeping the job permanently following a vetting by the joint boards of fish and game Wednesday morning in Juneau.
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 1/14/2015 6:50:43 PM
  • Fish and Game gets new deputy commissioner
  • Acting Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten announced Tuesday the appointment of Charles Swanton as the deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Swanton has been the director of Fish and Game’s sportfish division since 2007.
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 1/14/2015 3:30:17 PM
  • Fish Factor: Strong headwinds
  • Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab. Snow crab is Alaska’s largest crab fishery, underway now in the Bering Sea. The fleet has a slightly increased 61 million pound catch quota .
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/14/2015 11:41:13 AM
  • Three Fish and Game commissioner applicants rejected, only Cotten remains
  • A 14-member joint Board of Fisheries and Board of Game meeting has voted to interview just one of the four applicants being considered for the position of commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. During a Wednesday meeting, board members ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/14/2015 10:15:19 AM
  • Fish and Game commissioner candidate list whittled to one
  • FAIRBANKS - Alaska's Fisheries Board and Board of Game narrowed a list of four candidates to one this morning, choosing Samuel Cotten as their pick for Alaska's next Department of Fish and Game commissioner. Meeting in Juneau and by teleconference ...
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  • 1/14/2015 10:08:10 AM
  • Fish and Game gets new deputy commissioner
  • Acting Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten announced Tuesday the appointment of Charles Swanton as the deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Swanton has been the director of Fish and Game’s sportfish division since 2007.
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/14/2015 9:25:13 AM
  • Fish and Game Sportfish director gets a new job
  • Longtime Alaska Department of Fish and Game employee Charles “Charlie” Swanton has been appointed to the Deputy Commissioner’s position within the department. Swanton has also been nominated as the state’s Commissioner for the Pacific Salmon ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/13/2015 9:55:02 AM
  • Habitat director for Alaska Fish and Game let go
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The director of the Department of Fish and Game's habitat division is being replaced. Gov. Bill Walker accepted the resignation of Randy Bates on Monday. Acting Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten says Bates was among the employees asked
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  • 1/12/2015 8:40:28 PM
  • If we don't protect Alaska halibut, there will be no fish to fight over
  • "Halibut is the fish for people who don't like to eat fish." Clem Tillion told me that. It's true. The halibut wars are on, folks, and I don't mean the Domino's Pizza ad slam from last year. There are a few silly voices trying to make the current arguments
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 1/11/2015 2:55:04 AM
  • Fish and game boards will make commissioner decision this week
  • FAIRBANKS — Alaska’s fisheries board and game board will meet Wednesday to make their picks for Alaska’s next Department of Fish and Game Commissioner. The acting commissioner, Samuel Cotten, and three other candidates submitted their names for ...
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  • 1/10/2015 11:34:38 PM
  • Fish and Game official found not guilty of unlawful moose kill
  • A Homer District Court judge found state wildlife biologist Jason Herreman not guilty of illegally hunting a moose on the Kenai Peninsula. Thirty-four-year-old Herreman, assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, was ..
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 1/10/2015 4:39:27 PM
  • Topic matches for alaska fishing
  • FAIRBANKS — Reinhard Neuhauser from Alaska Fishing & Rafting Adventures is the guest at the first Midnight Sun Fly Casters meeting on Thursday. ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Native Alaskans and other people of the north have tanned fish skins for centuries to make .
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  • 1/8/2015 11:01:13 PM
  • Native tradition of using fish skin expands into art
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Native Alaskans and other people of the north have tanned fish skins for centuries to make bags, shoes, and other useful items. Now fish skin leather is appearing on high-end products from Prada, Nike, and Dior. Commercially produced ..
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  • 1/8/2015 1:07:05 PM
  • Fish skin leather used to create art
  • Now fish skin leather is appearing on high-end products from Prada, Nike, and Dior. Commercially produced salmon leather is made in mass in Europe and Chile, but in Alaska, it’s still made by hand, one fish at time. Artist Joel Isaak slides his thumb ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/6/2015 8:58:55 AM
  • Science, not politics needed at the Dep't of Fish and Game
  • As far back as I can remember, Alaska Department of Fish and Game management has equaled politics in Alaska and vice-versa, a trend that has to stop so all Alaskans can realize plentiful populations of both for viewing, subsistence, personal use ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/1/2015 9:54:57 AM

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