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  • Bristol Bay may lose voice on Fish Board
  • For the first time since it was created, the Alaska Board of Fisheries may not have a representative from Bristol Bay next year. When Gov. Bill Walker announced five appointments to the state boards of fish and game on Feb. 2, he named a Soldotna scientist
  • thebristolbaytimes.com
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  • 2/6/2016 4:01:04 AM
  • Alaska fish and game license sales hit post-recession high
  • Sportsmen spent more on Alaska sport hunting and fishing licenses last year than they have any year since 2008. The 2015 Alaska hunting and fishing license data published last week show sportsmen spent $27.3 million on licenses and tags last year, an ...
  • News Miner
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  • 2/5/2016 12:30:30 PM
  • Congratulations, Alaskan commercial fishing industry! Read why:
  • Everyone knows our waters for their extreme conditions and the dangerous excursions they offer. But this year, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry beat the odds and defied nature unlike ever before. Alaska Dispatch News shares more on this new victory ...
  • Patheos
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  • 2/5/2016 5:49:38 AM
  • Respected Fishing Expert in Auburn on February 19th
  • Who is J.D. Richey? Anglers, fellow fishing guides, know the fishing communities' most respected fishing expert in California, Alaska, and beyond, Pro Fishing Guide J.D. Richey. J.D. has authored several 'how-to' fishing books, writes weekly newspaper ...
  • Rocklin and Roseville Today
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  • 2/4/2016 5:03:42 PM
  • Fish Factor: Rare optimism for halibut as Iphc boosts harvest quotas
  • Alaska's halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick and fishermen in all but one region will avoid slashed catches for the first time in nearly 15 years. The International Pacific Halibut Commission on Friday set the coast wide Pacific halibut harvest .
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  • 2/4/2016 1:36:06 PM
  • Ruffner back up for Board of Fish
  • Gov. Bill Walker announced his nominees Tuesday to fill three seats on the Alaska Board of Fisheries, and one of them is back for round two. Gov. Walker again chose Soldotna’s Robert Ruffner for the board, just a year after the recently retired executive .
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  • 2/4/2016 4:03:27 AM
  • Governor Makes Board of Fish Appointments
  • Alan Cain, Israel Payton, and Robert Ruffner will join the Alaska Board of Fisheries, which sets regulations and policy related to the state’s fishery resources. Mr. Cain will replace Robert Mumford of Anchorage who intends to resign from the board ...
  • Alaska Native News
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  • 2/3/2016 7:56:41 PM
  • Governor taps Ruffner for fish board, again
  • For 40 years, someone from Bristol Bay has sat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. For the first time next fall, that might not be the case. Gov. Bill Walker announced five nominations to the state fisheries and game boards on Tuesday. On the list again for
  • Ktoo
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  • 2/3/2016 9:48:14 AM
  • Eating fish may benefit older adults at risk for dementia
  • "The (beneficial) fish consumption levels were on average more than two seafood meals per week," which is not infrequent, but would be less than in some other areas like Alaska, Morris said. She was not able to identify which specific types of seafood were
  • Asia One Your Health
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  • 2/3/2016 8:08:01 AM
  • Former fish board nominee pleads not guilty to fraud, theft
  • JUNEAU — A former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony and misdemeanor charges that he fraudulently obtained commercial fishing permits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments. Roland Maw entered his plea Tuesday in ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 2/3/2016 7:10:45 AM
  • Walker names Soldotna’s Ruffner to fish board
  • Governor Bill Walker announced five nominations to the board of the Alaska Fish and Game on Tueeday. On the list again this year for a fish seat is Robert Ruffner of Soldotna, who would replace Fritz Johnson, a commercial fisherman from Dillingham.
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 2/3/2016 4:11:47 AM
  • Former fish board nominee pleads not guilty to fraud, theft
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony and misdemeanor charges that he fraudulently obtained commercial fishing permits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments. Roland Maw entered his plea .
  • San Francisco Gate
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  • 2/3/2016 1:48:37 AM
  • Eating fish may benefit older adults at risk for dementia
  • “The (beneficial) fish consumption levels were on average more than two seafood meals per week,” which is not infrequent, but would be less than in some other areas like Alaska, Morris said. She was not able to identify which specific types of seafood ...
  • Channel News Asia
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  • 2/2/2016 9:23:46 PM
  • Eating fish may benefit older adults at risk for dementia
  • “The (beneficial) fish consumption levels were on average more than two seafood meals per week,” which is not infrequent, but would be less than in some other areas like Alaska, Morris said. She was not able to identify which specific types of seafood ...
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  • 2/2/2016 6:46:17 PM
  • Rising CO2 concentrations making fish 'drunk and disorientated'
  • More about fish Blue bastard: Sweetlips fish that fights its rivals with kisses discovered in Australia Raining lamprey mystery: Foot-long vampire fish fall from the sky in Alaska [Photos] Moonfish is world's first fully warm-blooded fish ever discovered .
  • International Business Times
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  • 2/2/2016 3:11:32 PM
  • Eating fish may benefit older adults at risk for dementia
  • "The (beneficial) fish consumption levels were on average more than two seafood meals per week," which is not infrequent, but would be less than in some other areas like Alaska, Morris said. She was not able to identify which specific types of seafood were
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  • 2/2/2016 1:52:48 PM
  • Marel appoints VP of fish in Seattle
  • Englin has more than 30 years of experience in global maritime industries, having started his career working as a commercial fisherman off the West coast and in Alaska. He then assumed the position of Operations Manager for American Seafoods Company and ..
  • IntraFish
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  • 2/2/2016 10:03:44 AM
  • Former fish board nominee pleads not guilty to fraud, theft
  • JUNEAU, Alaska — A former Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony and misdemeanor charges that he fraudulently obtained commercial fishing permits and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments. Roland Maw entered his plea ...
  • News Miner
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  • 2/1/2016 11:55:16 PM
  • Mumford resigns from fish board
  • Bob Mumford tendered a letter of resignation to Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Friday resigning from his seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries, according to board director Glenn Haight. The board has seven members who serve three-year appointments.
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/30/2016 7:51:17 AM
  • Newest Board of Fish member resigns
  • WASILLA — The Alaska Board of Fisheries newest member will soon be its latest departure. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game board support section executive director Glenn Haight, board member Bob Mumford said Thursday that he plans to step ...
  • Frontiersman
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  • 1/28/2016 11:52:52 PM
  • Alastair Bland’s Fish Wrap: In defense of fishermen
  • In Alaska, fishermen and hunters are outraged by the Pebble Mine project. Members of the public who do not fish are frequently not even aware of such threats to natural resources. California’s Marine Life Protection Act, rolled out in local waters in ...
  • Marin Independent Journal
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  • 1/28/2016 5:54:57 PM
  • Alaskan fishing trip topic of Rod & Gun Club meeting Feb. 2
  • The Richland Rod & Gun Club will feature two speakers who won a club trip to Alaska during a meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Richland Public Library. They’ll discuss three days of fishing the Kenai River near Soldotna for sockeye, and charter fishing for .
  • Tri-City Herald
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  • 1/28/2016 7:17:52 AM
  • Fish Factor: Fish taxes
  • A single Chinook salmon is worth almost three barrels of oil. The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging 10 pounds each with a dock price of $7.34 a pound, according to state fish tickets. That adds up to $73.40 per fish ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/27/2016 11:58:13 AM
  • US Seeks Toss Of Alaska Tribe's Fishing Rights Suit
  • Law360, New York (January 26, 2016, 7:18 PM ET) -- The U.S. government on Monday asked an Alaska federal judge to toss a suit brought by a Southern Alaska Native American tribe against the U.S. Department of the Interior's Federal Subsistence Board and the
  • Law 360
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  • 1/27/2016 12:16:42 AM
  • Alaska Board of Fish weighs in on Regulatory Proposals
  • At the January 12th meeting in Fairbanks the Board of Fish reviewed 16 proposals to change regulations in how Fisheries are managed on the Kuskokwim River. The Board listened to hours of public testimony, reviewed recommendations from ADF&G Advisory ...
  • Delta Discovery
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  • 1/26/2016 11:55:14 PM
  • Report says fish still big industry in Alaska
  • A new report is a reminder of what many Alaskans already know: seafood is a big industry in the state. A report recently released by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute runs through the numbers for the seafood industry. Listen Listening... 2:14 KDLG's .
  • KDLG 670AM 89.9FM Public Radio
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  • 1/26/2016 1:46:47 PM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Chinook Salmon Worth More than Oil
  • Laine Welch has been covering news of Alaska’s seafood industry for print and broadcast since 1988. She also has worked ‘behind the counter’ in wholesale and retail seafood businesses in Alaska and Cape Cod, MA. Laine lives in Kodiak, Alaska.
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/25/2016 8:54:28 AM
  • Notoriously dangerous Alaska fishing industry shows improvement
  • The U.S. Coast Guard says that no one died in Alaska last year while commercial fishing—a first for the state. Keep reading to find out what’s behind the safety improvements. For a Limited Time receive a FREE Safety Special Report on the "50 Tips For ...
  • Safety BLR
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  • 1/25/2016 4:58:15 AM
  • A Canadian Threat to Alaskan Fishing
  • Sitka, Alaska — FROM fall through spring, the fleet of commercial fishing boats here in the panhandle of Alaska stalk winter king salmon. In the mornings prisms of ice sparkle beneath the sodium lights of the docks, where I live on a World War II tugboat .
  • New York Times
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  • 1/23/2016 7:33:56 PM
  • Board of Fish to finalize erosion policy
  • The board will take public comment on it the proposed policy for the next several weeks and then is expected to make a decision on at the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, Chignik finfish meeting that begins Feb. 23 in Anchorage. Public written comments
  • thebristolbaytimes.com
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  • 1/22/2016 9:36:49 PM
  • Fishing permits migrating out of Alaska
  • Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska legislature convenes on Jan. 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills (and one hold-over) already are getting attention. One new measure aims to stop the migration of fishing
  • The Arctic Sounder
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  • 1/22/2016 9:22:30 PM
  • Board of Fish to finalize erosion policy
  • The board will take public comment on it the proposed policy for the next several weeks and then is expected to make a decision on at the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, Chignik finfish meeting that begins Feb. 23 in Anchorage. Public written comments
  • thedutchharborfisherman.com
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  • 1/22/2016 9:15:20 PM
  • Mark Blazis: Fly fishing show in Marlboro attracts who's who of the sport
  • He’s fished from Alaska to Africa, and landed about 200 species of fish. His unique fly designs include his famous BDE and Foam Drake patterns. • Sheila Hassan is one of the few American women who are master certified casting instructors. She teaches ...
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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  • 1/21/2016 11:25:22 PM
  • Alaska and Utah combine to win Montana's premier ice fishing tourney
  • WEST YELLOWSTONE — The team of Shane Hofstad (Alaska) and Brent Cummings (Utah) topped the 72-team NAIFC (North American Ice Fishing Circuit) Hebgen Lake Qualifier Saturday. Hofstad/Cummings’ 6 Rainbow bag tipped the scales at 13.81 pounds netting the ...
  • Standard Journal
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  • 1/21/2016 12:26:48 PM
  • Greenpeace calls on German consumers to stop eating fish
  • Eel, mackerel and redfish are classified as 'red' and therefore on the list of banned fish. So is Alaska pollock, which is widely used in the production of fish fingers and breaded fillets in Germany, and the most-consumed species in the country.
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  • 1/21/2016 7:33:19 AM
  • Marlborough to host annual Fly Fishing Show
  • The 2016 International Fly Fishing Film Festival will debut Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Films in the 2-hour program include “Arctic Unicorns” – Brook trout, Arctic Char and Dolly Varden in British Columbia, Alaska and along the Arctic Circle; “The Pursuit ...
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  • 1/20/2016 11:55:11 PM
  • Board of Fish adds erosion criteria to Alaska Peninsula meeting agenda
  • The state Board of Fisheries will likely finalize a new policy on how to address setnet sites impacted by coastal erosion when it meets to discuss the Alaska Peninsula next month. Next month, the state Board of Fisheries may decide what it does when time .
  • KDLG 670AM 89.9FM Public Radio
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  • 1/20/2016 5:07:10 PM
  • BlendTech Inc. recalls lot of Uncle Buck's Fish Batter Mix
  • The DEC’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program confirmed the Alaska distribution of the recently recalled single lot of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter Mix by BlendTech Inc. The recall occurred due to the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient. People who ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 1/20/2016 1:25:16 PM
  • CCW: Salmon Life: Fish and Family
  • Until recently, her last name was simply “Fish,” which she says is merely a coincidence. Her dad, however, who hitchhiked his way up to Southeast Alaska in the ‘70s to try his luck at fishing, believes the name is more destiny than chance.
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/20/2016 11:59:22 AM
  • BlendTech Inc. recalls lot of Uncle Buck's Fish Batter Mix
  • The DEC’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program confirmed the Alaska distribution of the recently recalled single lot of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter Mix by BlendTech Inc. The recall occurred due to the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient. People who ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/20/2016 9:43:21 AM
  • SALMON LIFE: FISH AND FAMILY
  • Until recently, her last name was simply “Fish,” which she says is merely a coincidence. Her dad, however, who hitchhiked his way up to Southeast Alaska in the ‘70s to try his luck at fishing, believes the name is more destiny than chance.
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/20/2016 9:07:34 AM
  • 1 fisherman dead, 2 missing off Oregon Coast
  • The Discovery network series, "Deadliest Catch," which highlights the dangers of fishing in Alaska, announced last month it was going to launch a spinoff in Oregon — in a village about 100 miles north of Coos Bay.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 1/20/2016 3:23:58 AM
  • Largest US fishery re-certified
  • The Alaska pollock fishery – the largest fishery in the US and the largest certified sustainable fishery in the world – has again achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification. The Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska Pollock ...
  • World Fishing
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  • 1/20/2016 1:29:26 AM
  • A Year With No Deaths is New to Alaskan Commercial Fishing
  • During the 1980s, an average of 31 fisherman died in Alaska in commercial fishing related incidents. Last summer six commercial fishing boats sank, but no one was killed. However, there was one reported death on a commercial fishing ship between June and .
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  • 1/19/2016 10:13:10 AM
  • Fewer fatalities, more safety for Alaska’s commercial fishing industry
  • Commercial fishing in Alaska was once known as one of the deadliest professions. It’s still pretty dangerous, but the number of fatalities each year is trending downward. The U.S. Coast Guard announced in October that over a recent yearlong period, not ...
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  • 1/19/2016 8:04:19 AM
  • Sitka wildlife violations include tardy fish tickets
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited several Sitkans for wildlife violations yesterday (1-18-16). Sitka Salmon Alaska Holdings, which does business as Sitka Salmon Shares, failed to submit tickets within seven days and to imprint a permit card on fish tickets.
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  • 1/19/2016 5:48:19 AM
  • Warm winter limits ice fishing on Lake Champlain
  • Freeze records go back to 1815. Bundled up against the cold and wind, Winooski native Jason Dion, who now lives in Alaska, walks across a frozen bay on Lake Champlain during an ice-fishing trip with a friend. Dion said ice fishing in Vermont is better than
  • USA Today
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  • 1/18/2016 5:16:42 PM
  • Physician Gunn loved family, patients and fishing
  • They traveled to Europe and to Alaska on fishing expeditions. His oldest daughter, Martha Gunn Tittle, had her children when Clyde and Pattie Gunn were still in their 40s. The doctor thought he was too young to be called Grandpa, so he taught his ...
  • Sun Herald
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  • 1/18/2016 10:57:19 AM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Issues to Take a Back Seat
  • US - Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska legislature convenes on January 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills (and one hold-over) already are getting attention. One new measure aims to stop the migration of
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/18/2016 9:02:47 AM
  • Warm winter limiting ice fishing on Lake Champlain
  • Freeze records go back to 1815. Bundled up against the cold and wind, Winooski native Jason Dion, who now lives in Alaska, walks across a frozen bay on Lake Champlain during an ice-fishing trip with a friend. Dion said ice fishing in Vermont is better than
  • Burlington Free Press A Gannett Company
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  • 1/18/2016 12:05:54 AM
  • DAVE SHORETT | Fly fishing show worth ferry ride
  • In the "dream about it" category are presentations on Patagonia, the Bahamas, river fishing for Dorado, fly fishing Belize, Montana fishing and several on various places in Alaska that we've all wanted to fish. You can find show information at ...
  • Kitsap Sun
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  • 1/16/2016 11:59:56 PM
  • Fish Board declines to let Chena River fishermen keep grayling
  • FAIRBANKS — The Chena River will remain a catch and release river for Arctic grayling. At its meeting on Saturday, Alaska’s Board of Fisheries briefly considered letting anglers keep one fish during a six week opening, but the proposal didn’t have ...
  • News Miner
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  • 1/16/2016 11:52:46 PM
  • Fish board declines to open Chena for keeping grayling
  • FAIRBANKS — The Chena River will remain a catch and release river for Arctic grayling. At its meeting on Saturday, Alaska’s Board of Fisheries briefly considered letting anglers keep one fish during a six week opening, but the proposal didn’t have ...
  • News Miner
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  • 1/16/2016 11:52:46 PM
  • Fish board votes not to authorize purse seine fishing on Yukon River
  • FAIRBANKS — Alaska’s Board of Fisheries voted 5-2 Saturday to not approve a new type of commercial chum salmon fishing gear in the lower Yukon River. In one of the board’s most contested decisions of its five-day meeting, the regulatory body was ...
  • News Miner
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  • 1/16/2016 11:45:37 PM
  • Largest US Fishery Still Fishing Sustainably
  • US - The largest fishery in the US and the largest certified sustainable fishery in the world, Alaska Pollock, has again achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. This science-based standard is the world’s most .
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/15/2016 11:50:58 AM
  • Fish board heads into deliberations at Fairbanks meeting
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries begins voting this morning on proposals that will set fishing rules for this region for the next three years. The seven-member board faces a slate of six dozen proposals for the state’s Arctic regions and for two major ...
  • News Miner
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  • 1/15/2016 9:13:30 AM
  • Former Board of Fish appointtee charged with PFD fraud
  • A former appointee to the Alaska Board of Fisheries and former head of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association is being charged with illegally collecting $7,422 in Alaska Permanent Fund dividends between 2009 and 2014. Roland Maw, who owns a home in ...
  • Ktoo
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  • 1/15/2016 9:06:20 AM
  • Former Board of Fish Nominee Charged in Juneau District Court
  • 72-year-old Roland Maw, who was at one time Governor Bill Walker’s nominee to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, was reported to have been originally charged with 17 counts that include theft and unsworn falsifications regarding six years of Permanent Fund ...
  • Alaska Native News
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  • 1/14/2016 9:53:27 PM
  • Former Walker appointee to Fish Board faces felony charges of PFD fraud
  • A man Gov. Bill Walker had appointed to a seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries is scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 2 on felony charges of submitting false applications for Permanent Fund dividends over a number of years. Roland Maw, 72, submitted false .
  • 2KTUU
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  • 1/14/2016 9:39:08 PM
  • Former Board of Fish nominee charged with PFD fraud
  • A former head of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee is being charged with illegally collecting $7,422 in Alaska Permanent Fund dividends between 2009 and 2014. Roland Maw, who owns a home in Kasilof, was charged .
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 1/14/2016 7:01:39 PM
  • Board of Fish considers Arctic proposals
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries is meeting in Fairbanks this week. The board has reviewed proposals for the Yukon and Kuskokwim fisheries and will review those for the Arctic. There were over 20 proposals for the Yukon, 15 for the Kuskokwim, while the Arctic
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 1/14/2016 5:28:36 PM
  • Karena Adler, 62, pioneer for women in the fishing industry, dies
  • She was 62. Ms. Adler’s death was confirmed this week by an official of Fishing Company of Alaska, the company that she founded and currently operates four factory trawlers that work in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. The company did not provide ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 1/14/2016 4:24:10 PM
  • Smaller budget means Fish and Game can't address faulty Susitna counts
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game cannot undo a set of Cook Inlet driftnet restrictions in place over the last 25 years. Cook Inlet driftnetters say restrictions unjustly keep them from millions of dollars of sockeye harvest based on faulty data.
  • m.peninsulaclarion.com
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  • 1/14/2016 7:27:18 AM
  • Less fatalities, more safety for Alaska’s commercial fishing industry
  • Commercial fishing in Alaska was once known as one of the deadliest professions. It’s still pretty dangerous, but the number of fatalities each year is trending downward. The U.S. Coast Guard announced in October that over a recent yearlong period, not ...
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 1/13/2016 4:39:41 PM
  • Smaller budget means Fish and Game can't address faulty Susitna counts
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game cannot undo a set of Cook Inlet driftnet restrictions in place over the last 25 years. Cook Inlet driftnetters say restrictions unjustly keep them from millions of dollars of sockeye harvest based on faulty data.
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/13/2016 9:58:49 AM
  • Fish Factor
  • Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was OK’d by Alaska lawmakers in 1988, topped $1 million in shellfish sales for the first time ever in 2014, coming in at $1 ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/13/2016 9:01:33 AM
  • Board of Fish considers commercial Yukon pink salmon fishery
  • Now Kwik’pak is aiming to pay fishermen 20-25 cents per pound for Yukon pinks, which Schultheis says can command a higher price in the marketplace than a typical Alaska hatchery-raised pink. Kwik’pak is already selling substantial quantities of pink ...
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 1/12/2016 9:12:53 PM
  • Study Finds Alaska Spends More on Commercial Fishing Than it Earns
  • US - A new study by researchers Bob Loeffler and Steve Colt from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) has found that Alaska State spends more on managing its commercial fishing industry than it collects ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/12/2016 8:55:35 AM
  • Alaska soldier earns prestigious medal for heroic fishing rescue
  • A soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is set to receive one of the nation’s highest military awards on Friday. The Soldier’s Medal is given for heroic actions taken by military personnel in civilian life, far away from combat zones.
  • Ktoo
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  • 1/12/2016 4:45:02 AM
  • Troopers cite 3 for illegal fishing on Big Lake
  • WASILLA — Alaska Wildlife Troopers working out of the Palmer office issued citations to three Anchorage residents on Saturday for illegal ice fishing on Big Lake. According to a trooper dispatch, Eli Lee, 29, was cited for using a treble hook in single ...
  • Frontiersman
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  • 1/11/2016 2:18:53 PM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Mariculture Industry Passes Big Milestones
  • US - Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was ok’d by Alaska lawmakers in 1988, topped $1 million in shellfish sales for the first time ever in 2014, coming in ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/11/2016 9:39:43 AM
  • Fish and Game says studies were used despite going unpublished
  • Use it, then lose it, was the fate of a long-delayed Kenai River habitat study until the Alaska Department of Fish and Game finally published it last fall. A 14-year publication delay on a Kenai River habitat study has made ripples through Fish and Game ..
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/11/2016 9:25:24 AM
  • Alaska spends more on fishing industry than it earns
  • Alaska is spending more on the commercial fishing industry than what the industry is earning. "Not counting municipal revenue and expenditures, state expenditures are greater than state revenue. Considering only revenue to the state, excluding local ...
  • IntraFish
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  • 1/11/2016 8:28:08 AM
  • Fish & Wildlife Service denies protection for the Alaskan wolf
  • The FWS said in a statement, “Although the Alexander Archipelago wolf faces several stressors throughout its range … in southeast Alaska and coastal British Columbia, the best available information indicates that populations of the wolf in most of its ...
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  • 1/11/2016 2:58:51 AM
  • Alaska sergeant getting Soldier's Medal for fishing rescue
  • An Army staff sergeant serving in Alaska will receive the highest honor a soldier can be awarded for an act of valor in a non-combat situation during a ceremony Friday. Joshaua J. Schneiderman, with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th ...
  • Stars and Stripes
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  • 1/8/2016 5:25:34 AM
  • Alaska soldier earns prestigious medal for heroic fishing rescue
  • A soldier stationed at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson is set to receive one of the nation’s highest military awards on Friday. The Soldier’s Medal is given for heroic actions taken by military personnel in civilian life, far away from combat zones.
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 1/8/2016 3:02:24 AM
  • Fish and Game committee revises tines proposal
  • Ahead of statewide regulatory meetings scheduled for February and March, the local Advisory Committee (AC) for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s regulatory boards met at the Fire Hall on Monday to start putting together its recommendations.
  • wrangellsentinel.com
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  • 1/7/2016 10:30:23 PM
  • Forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine River kings
  • PETERSBURG (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a return of about 34,000 king salmon to the Stikine River next year in southeast Alaska. The estimated return is large enough to allow commercial fishing in the area and a...
  • wrangellsentinel.com
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  • 1/7/2016 10:23:14 PM
  • Fish Factor: A look back at the best and worst fish stories of the year
  • 2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my ‘no holds barred’ look back at the best and worst fish stories, and select the biggest story of the year....
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 1/7/2016 9:25:58 PM
  • Forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine kings
  • PETERSBURG (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a return of about 34,000 king salmon to the Stikine River next year in southeast Alaska. The estimated return is large enough to allow commercial fishing in the area and a...
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 1/7/2016 9:11:39 PM
  • Fishing in Alaska: Anglers' Favorite Saltwater and Marine Catches
  • Alaska, the 49th state, has a long coastline of rugged inlets, harbours, and offshore islands that stretches a distance of 6,640 miles, more than all other states combined. With so much marine area it is a haven for fishermen, but there is plenty to go aro
  • News Max
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  • 1/6/2016 8:08:25 PM
  • Plea to protect fishing environment in Alaska
  • A report released in United States asserts the importance of hunting and fishing for the Inuit community and the need of implementing policies to protect traditional Inuit food and environment. Over 90 percent of food bought in Alaska comes from elsewhere
  • International Supermarket News
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  • 1/6/2016 11:11:32 AM
  • Fishing violation nets Wrangell father, son $100K fine
  • An Alaskan federal judge on Monday fined a Wrangell father and son $100,000 for lying about where they were fishing for halibut in the Gulf of Alaska, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska. U.S. District ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/6/2016 1:24:34 AM
  • US Fish and Wildlife Rules on Alexander Archipelago Wolf Protection
  • "With the decision today, the management of the species, primary management will remain with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal Subsistence Board also has some say in subsistence harvest of the species in Southeast Alaska, but other than .
  • AourAlaskaLink
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  • 1/5/2016 9:28:20 PM
  • A Farm Organizer Visits Fish Country: An Alaska Journal Part II
  • Fleming was invited to Alaska to study the commons and speak to young people on behalf of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the Alaska Food Policy Council. Her three part report continues here. (Read An Alaska Journal Part I) What is it about the
  • In These Times
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  • 1/5/2016 5:50:36 AM
  • A Farm Organizer Visits Fish Country: An Alaska Journal Part III
  • Fleming was invited to Alaska to study the commons and speak to young people on behalf of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the Alaska Food Policy Council. Her three part report continues here. (Read An Alaska Journal Part I or Part II) Here are a
  • In These Times
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  • 1/5/2016 5:43:27 AM
  • A Farm Organizer Visits Fish Country: An Alaska Journal, Part I
  • With record runs of shining, silver-flanked salmon, Alaska represents the last great food commons in the United States. This “sustainable fishery” surges in yearly runs, when millions of strong, red-fleshed fish race upriver to spawn in clean water ...
  • In These Times
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  • 1/5/2016 3:56:04 AM
  • A Farm Organizer Visits Fish Country: An Alaska Journal, Part II
  • Editor's note: Severine Von Tscharnar Fleming was invited to Alaska to study the commons and speak to young people on behalf of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the Alaska Food Policy Council. Part two of her three part report continues here.
  • In These Times
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  • 1/5/2016 3:48:55 AM
  • Fish and Game announces fish stocking plans
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its 2016 through 2020 stocking plan last month, which details what species will be released at more than 200 sites around the state annually, usually in May and June. Despite the cuts, the 2016 stocking ...
  • Frontiersman
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  • 1/4/2016 4:14:34 PM
  • US Congress Changes Market Name of the Nation’s Largest Fishery
  • The law, which currently only applies to the USA, requires that the geographic descriptor “Alaska” be used only on pollock harvested from the state of Alaska changing the market name of the nation’s largest fishery from “Alaska pollock” to ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/4/2016 1:29:55 PM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: 2015 Overview
  • US - 2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my ‘no holds barred’ look back at the best and worst fish stories, and select the biggest story of the year.
  • The Fish Site
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  • 1/4/2016 8:57:54 AM
  • TU to present talk on Alaska fly-fishing
  • The Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a program titled “Remote Alaska Fishing Adventures in Chignik Bay” on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. Admission is free. Chignik Bay is on the Alaska ...
  • Idaho Mountain Express
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  • 1/4/2016 4:40:12 AM
  • Read about a new way to keep whales safe from fishing boats
  • Around the Gulf of Alaska sperm whales like to follow fishing boats. This can place the whales in danger from fishing nets and from the boats. A new decoy can successfully lure sperm whales away from fishermen’s lines. Sperm whales have learnt a way to ...
  • Digital Journal
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  • 1/2/2016 7:44:31 PM
  • Alaska fishing picks and pans for 2015
  • At the end of every year, I proffer a look back at what I consider the best and worst fish stories while selecting the biggest story of the year. The list is in no particular order and I'm surely missing a few, but here are the Fishing Picks and Pans for .
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  • 1/2/2016 8:17:20 AM
  • Closing The Gate: Big Fish Story
  • Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska and an ardent opponent of what she calls “frankenfish,” says she will continue to push for mandatory labeling. The FDA’s decision on GE salmon comes after 20 years of deliberation over the safety of GE food for ...
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  • 1/2/2016 2:12:15 AM
  • Forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine River kings
  • PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a return of about 34,000 king salmon to the Stikine River next year in Southeast Alaska. The estimated return is large enough to allow commercial fishing in the area and a catch of up to ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 1/1/2016 11:53:16 AM
  • Fish Factor: Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea groundfish catch quotas go up
  • “Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the New Year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska’s harvest poundage, and 67 percent o...
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 12/31/2015 8:01:13 PM
  • Forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine River kings
  • PETERSBURG, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a return of about 34,000 king salmon to the Stikine River next year in southeast Alaska. The estimated return is large enough to allow commercial fishing in the area and a catch up .
  • News Miner
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  • 12/31/2015 12:30:14 PM
  • Positive forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine kings
  • There could be some commercial fishing early next May for king salmon returning to the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a return of just under 34,000 large Stikine king salmon next year. That’s a ...
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 12/31/2015 1:10:12 AM
  • Lake or stream, fly fishing knot needs vary
  • One fly fishing pamphlet (Cortland) suggests fast sinking line to get deep on some of the West’s brawling rivers such as Idaho’s Snake River, Montana’s Yellowstone and many in Alaska. This is important because unlike lake fishing, where the line will ...
  • Spectrum
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  • 12/30/2015 10:58:22 AM
  • Coastal erosion could change Alaska's commercial fishing boundaries
  • Changes to Alaska’s coastline and creeks could affect fishing boundaries, but the state's Board of Fisheries is waiting to weigh in on possible fixes until a new committee can delve into the issue, reported Alaska Dispatch News. Changes are occurring in ..
  • IntraFish
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  • 12/30/2015 8:28:03 AM
  • 'New Year' promises even bigger Alaska fish catches
  • (SitNews) - “Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the New Year. A 70 ton catch of Alaska pollock Courtesy NOAA FishWatch Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly .
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  • 12/28/2015 6:57:21 AM
  • Board of Fish asks committee to consider erosion, other changes
  • Changes to Alaska's coastline and creeks could affect fishing boundaries, but the state Board of Fisheries is waiting to weigh in on possible fixes until a new committee can delve into the issue. At the Bristol Bay finfish meeting in Anchorage in early ...
  • thebristolbaytimes.com
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  • 12/27/2015 5:25:29 AM
  • Board of Fish asks committee to consider erosion, other changes
  • Changes to Alaska's coastline and creeks could affect fishing boundaries, but the state Board of Fisheries is waiting to weigh in on possible fixes until a new committee can delve into the issue. At the Bristol Bay finfish meeting in Anchorage in early ...
  • thedutchharborfisherman.com
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  • 12/26/2015 6:34:05 PM
  • Sport fish stocking plan comments being accepted
  • The Division of Sport Fish is now accepting public comment on its statewide fish stocking plan. The Division, with assistance from private non-profit hatchery operators, plans to release approximately 6.5 million fish into the waters of Alaska eve...
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 12/24/2015 10:54:09 PM
  • An Outdoor View: Wild Fishing
  • Not bad for less than half an hour of fishing. The next morning, the weather remained nasty. Our plan had been to cruise out to the Gulf of Alaska and fish for lingcod, rockfish, halibut and salmon, but high waves made fishing not only uncomfortable ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 12/23/2015 10:30:53 AM

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