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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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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 ..
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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 ..
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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 .
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ..
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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 ...
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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 ...
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  • 1/1/2015 9:54:57 AM
  • Alaska fish and game boards to vet applicants
  • ANCHORAGE — Few people may have applied to become Alaska’s next Fish and Game commissioner because the acting commissioner is among the four applicants, according to officials involved in Gov. Bill Walker’s transition efforts. “If I was applying ...
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  • 12/31/2014 9:34:40 AM
  • Alaska fish and game boards to vet applicants
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Few people may have applied to become Alaska's next Fish and Game commissioner because the acting commissioner is among the four applicants, according to officials involved in Gov. Bill Walker's transition efforts. "If I was applying ..
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  • 12/30/2014 1:03:26 PM
  • 4 vie to be Fish and Game commissioner, including Walker's interim pick
  • A six-figure salary and the opportunity to supervise some 1,700 employees has enticed just four people to apply to be commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game under new Gov. Bill Walker. The state boards of fish and game, which vet ...
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  • 12/28/2014 11:57:13 PM
  • Few apply for Fish and Game commissioner
  • KENAI, Alaska - A meeting to review Alaska Fish and Game commissioner candidates has been canceled after only four people applied for the position. The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/ualFM6) says those who applied are acting Commissioner Sam Cotten ...
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  • 12/28/2014 2:38:52 PM
  • Few apply for Fish and Game commissioner's position
  • A scheduled meeting to sort through candidates for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner’s appointment has been canceled due to the low number of applicants. Four people met the Dec. 22 deadline to apply for the position including Alaskans ..
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  • 12/27/2014 9:53:43 AM
  • An Outdoor View: Wild and wooly fishing
  • Our plan had been to cruise out to the Gulf of Alaska and fish for lingcod, rockfish, halibut and salmon, but an unscheduled wind blew up waves that made fishing not only uncomfortable, but unsafe. We dropped anchor in a protected bay and hoped the wind ..
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  • 12/25/2014 11:17:49 PM
  • UAS fish tech program has in-state focus
  • KETCHIKAN — More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast’s fisheries technology program.
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  • 12/22/2014 3:07:27 PM
  • UAS fish tech program has in-state focus
  • KETCHIKAN — More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast’s fisheries technology program.
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  • 12/22/2014 9:02:23 AM
  • Fish tech program has in-state focus
  • KETCHIKAN (AP) — More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast’s fisheries technology program.
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  • 12/21/2014 7:51:59 AM
  • Fishing industry, aviation linked in Alaska from earliest days
  • After proving itself in the mid-1920s conducting surveys of Southeast Alaska, the airplane found itself unexpectedly increasingly useful to the burgeoning fishing industry in the state. This came as a surprise to many, as it was a largely untested mode of
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  • 12/19/2014 10:13:21 PM
  • Applications sought for Alaska Fish and Game commissioner
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Applications are being requested for those interested in serving as commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. By law, the governor must appoint a commissioner from a list of qualified people nominated by the boards of fisheries and
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  • 12/11/2014 8:03:51 AM
  • Bering Sea trawler deaths highlight Arctic fishing, shipping issues
  • Alaska Native communities along the Bering Sea, for instance, have traditionally relied on salmon rather than pollock, yet they are still unwittingly affected by pollock fishing. Salmon can get caught in the big, undiscerning nets used by trawlers to catch
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  • 12/10/2014 9:33:55 PM
  • Fish and chips, hot dog restaurants up for sale in Denali
  • They also own, and are now selling, two restaurants farther north in the Nenana River Canyon area — The Great Alaska Fish & Chip Co. at 238.9 Mile Parks Highway and the Denali Doghouse at 238 Mile, at the end of the boardwalk. These also are seasonal ...
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  • 12/10/2014 6:13:29 PM
  • South Korea to take over search after Bering Sea fishing disaster
  • JUNEAU, Alaska — South Korean officials are expected to take over on-scene control of search efforts following the deadly sinking of a fishing vessel in the western Bering Sea last month. The U.S. Coast Guard has been overseeing the effort with the ...
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  • 12/10/2014 1:27:09 PM
  • Fish board boosts limits for salmon dipnetters on Copper River
  • Chitina dipnetters will see catch limits boosted next year thanks to a somewhat surprising vote by the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Meeting this week in Cordova -- a commercial fishing community where dipnetters are about as welcome as the December rain at .
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  • 12/9/2014 4:45:47 AM
  • Alaska needs Fish and Game chief to heed science over politics, ideology
  • You are at least our fourth governor to promise management of Alaska’s fish, wildlife and habitat resources based on the best available science. The wisdom of that should be as obvious as assuring that if our kids need medical operations, key decisions ...
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  • 12/9/2014 2:08:18 AM
  • Skyview grad earns patent for fish waste disposal system
  • Fishing has always been a favorite pastime of Alaskans, and now, thanks to a former Kenai Peninsula resident, it can be done more safely. Alexandra West, a 2007 Skyview High School graduate who is now an engineer-in-training for PND Engineers Inc. in ...
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  • 12/2/2014 7:17:15 AM
  • Skyview grad earns patent for fish waste disposal system
  • The device, which was successfully patented this past September, helps anglers dispose of fish carcasses in a safe manner while fishing in Alaska’s rivers. Bears are often attracted to the scent of fish carcasses, a potentially dangerous situation for ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 12/1/2014 9:55:55 AM
  • EPA fishing vessel discharge exemption still in limbo
  • The fishing vessel exemption to existing Environmental Protection Agency vessel discharge regulations regarding is due to expire in December, and Alaska’s senators are supporting differing solutions. Two bills filed this month could extend the exemption ..
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  • 11/30/2014 9:07:00 AM
  • Learning after the burn: Fish and Game to study moose population
  • Researchers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have planned a study of how this new ecology will affect the behavior of one particular local species — moose. Post-wildfire ecosystems are generally favorable to moose. According to the Fish and ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 11/22/2014 7:57:45 AM
  • Stormy Lake fishing again restricted
  • Anglers looking to ice fish for Arctic char and Dolly Varden will again be restricted at Nikiski’s Stormy Lake as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game works to allow populations of the two fish to restore themselves to historic levels. The lake ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 11/11/2014 9:51:00 AM
  • Laine Welch: Alaska fishing jobs increasing
  • Alaska’s largest employer continues to add more jobs to its roster. Commercial fishing jobs grew last year to a level not seen since the year 2000, according to the state Department of Labor. Driven primarily by an increased salmon harvest, notably from ..
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 11/10/2014 4:04:25 PM
  • 170,000 fish in hand
  • According to rates determined by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 10 percent of the hatchery’s Chinook salmon are tagged; seven percent of its coho salmon are tagged, said DIPAC Director of Operations Rick Focht. As DIPAC is releasing a million of .
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 11/7/2014 6:56:48 AM
  • Hooked on the thrill and tedium of commercial fishing
  • Anyone considering commercial fishing in Alaska as a way of life would do well to turn off reality TV and pick up “Dead Reckoning” by Dave Atcheson of Sterling. In this short but enthralling memoir, Atcheson, a veteran of many summers plying the ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 11/2/2014 2:16:24 AM
  • Sullivan bristles at campaign ad’s claims about Alaska fishing, hunting
  • Editor’s note: Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan have each been the subject of numerous attack ads during their campaigns for U.S. Senate. The Daily News-Miner asked both candidates to list the most unfair accusations. This is the second in a series of ...
  • News Miner
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  • 10/28/2014 12:06:19 AM
  • Alaska Fish and Game teaches proper meat care
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Some of the 16 students in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Field to Freezer meat processing class one Saturday earlier this month had hunted caribou, moose, antelope, grouse, ptarmigan, or whitetail deer before. Some wanted to ...
  • News Miner
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  • 10/25/2014 6:32:15 PM
  • Native groups trying new ways of managing fish and game
  • The announcement from Mike Connor, deputy security for the U.S. Department of Interior, came this week during the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage. A push for tribal co-management of fish and game has been the subsistence motif of this
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 10/25/2014 6:14:57 AM
  • Fish Board spurns Central Peninsula
  • Users generate several hundred proposals each cycle and the merits of each must be addressed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff, then by the public, then by board members in a process that has burgeoned into a two-week meeting, held every three ye
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 10/16/2014 9:24:35 AM
  • Fish board does disservice to Kenai Peninsula
  • The fish board, which sets fishery management policy in Alaska, takes up each region of the state on a three-year cycle. The board met on Upper Cook Inlet finfish this past winter — in Anchorage. In fact, the board has met in Anchorage to make decisions ..
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 10/16/2014 7:58:41 AM
  • Begich's ties to fishing company draw opponent attacks, industry skepticism
  • With less than a month until Election Day, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has found himself caught in the treacherous currents of Alaska fish politics. Begich’s Republican opponent, Dan Sullivan, has accused Begich of acting to benefit Fishermen’s ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 10/15/2014 2:26:25 PM
  • Fish and Game rescinds Cook Inlet season summary to correct 'nomenclature'
  • No matter how far they travel, members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries cannot seem to stop talking about Cook Inlet salmon. A work session that began Wednesday in Juneau started with one member asking the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to amend its ..
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 10/15/2014 10:08:43 AM
  • Laine Welch: Fish at the forefront in Kodiak debate
  • I must admit that U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan achieved something I have been trying to accomplish as a fisheries writer for more than a quarter of a century: He gave long legs to media stories about Alaska’s fisheries and, more important ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 10/6/2014 6:26:09 PM
  • ADF&G now taking photos for 2015 sport fishing regulations cover
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is conducting its annual regulations summary cover photo contest. The winning photo will appear on the cover of the regional 2015 Southeast Alaska sport fishing regulations booklet. To be considered for the cover ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 9/26/2014 1:51:41 PM
  • Documentary by Alaskan spotlights environmental effects of fish farms
  • Sara Pozonsky, a lifelong Alaska fisherman and owner of Wild Alaskan Salmon Company, believes salmon farms are a perilously overlooked environmental catastrophe, and she's launched an advocacy effort highlighted by a film to nudge the issue into the spotli
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 9/21/2014 8:24:09 PM
  • Commercial fish boat explodes in Valdez; 1 injured
  • VALDEZ, Alaska — A Coast Guard spokesman says a 30-foot commercial fishing boat exploded and burned Wednesday evening in the small boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska. The lone person on board was able to walk off and was taken to a hospital. Lt. Ben Bauman ...
  • News Miner
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  • 9/18/2014 7:56:05 AM
  • Multi-state fishing group wants tougher laws
  • The groups in the Fishing Community Coalition include the Alaska Marine Conservation Council; Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association; Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance; the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association; and the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish ...
  • News Miner
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  • 9/18/2014 7:48:56 AM
  • Fall fishing in full swing
  • Coho fishing is expected to be good in both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers through September, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while fishing conditions on the Kenai River have recently improved for rainbow trout. Bait and treble hooks can
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 9/17/2014 9:51:49 AM
  • New fishing rule protects endangered seabird
  • The West Coast is the last piece of U.S. waters within the range of the short-tailed albatross to adopt the protective measures, which are already in effect for waters off Alaska and Hawaii, said Rob Suryan, a research associate professor of fisheries at .
  • News Miner
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  • 9/9/2014 5:32:16 PM
  • Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: A measure going before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, as well as city councils around the peninsula, encourages the Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet in the Kenai-Soldotna area when it
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 9/5/2014 2:59:32 PM
  • Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: A measure going before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, as well as city councils around the peninsula, encourages the Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet in the Kenai-Soldotna area when it
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 9/5/2014 8:54:28 AM
  • Plentiful Mat-Su roadside streams offer scenic stops for rainbow anglers
  • Note: No fish were harmed in the writing of this column. WILLOW -- It’s often pointed out that Alaska’s road system is sorely lacking, with only a tiny percentage of our vast state accessible by motor vehicle. In fact, a 2013 report by the Reason ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 9/3/2014 11:58:46 PM
  • Fish to be Libertarian US Senate candidate
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Libertarians have a new U.S. Senate candidate. The Division of Elections director says Mark Fish will be the Alaska Libertarian party candidate after Thom Walker withdrew. Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to swap-out candidate
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 9/3/2014 3:52:01 PM
  • Russia's seafood import ban, bogus labeling hurt Alaska fishing industry
  • Most of you have heard about the Russian prohibition on the importation of seafood products from the United States, the EU, Canada and others. This is a big deal, with a lot of unknown consequences, and will have a significant impact on the U.S. seafood ..
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 9/3/2014 3:34:42 AM
  • Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings
  • KENAI — Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai Peninsula ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 9/2/2014 2:12:59 PM
  • Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings
  • KENAI — Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai Peninsula ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 9/2/2014 7:24:58 AM
  • Kenai Peninsula hopes to host fish board meetings
  • KENAI, Alaska - Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai ...
  • News Miner
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  • 9/1/2014 9:27:50 AM
  • Governor candidates talk fish at debate
  • KODIAK — The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic — fish — during a debate in Kodiak. Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 8/31/2014 2:43:59 PM
  • Governor candidates talk fish at debate
  • KODIAK — The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic — fish — during a debate in Kodiak. Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/31/2014 8:03:07 AM
  • Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate
  • KODIAK — The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic — fish — during a debate in Kodiak. Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 8/29/2014 10:10:10 PM
  • Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate
  • KODIAK, Alaska - The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic - fish - during a debate in Kodiak. Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night .
  • News Miner
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  • 8/29/2014 10:42:59 AM
  • Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate
  • KODIAK — The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic — fish — during a debate in Kodiak. Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/28/2014 11:58:44 PM

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