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  • Early Bristol Bay sockeye harvests well below five-year average
  • The latest in-season timing chart from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game shows 174,000 Bristol Bay sockeye caught as of the third week of Bristol Bay fishing, which opened June 1. That’s down 31% from the 252,000 caught in the same period last year ...
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  • 6/22/2015 5:15:12 PM
  • Aleutian sockeye finds a market with Full Circle Farms
  • ‘Aleutia’ is a non-profit, community-based brand of sockeye harvested by some 30 fishermen around the eastern Aleutians and western Alaska Peninsula. It was started back in 2001 by a group of fishing families ... says icing the fish and treating ...
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  • 6/22/2015 10:05:43 AM
  • Mainers keep lookout in wake of shark reports
  • Then Scott Lever leaned over the 22-foot center-console fishing boat and saw a shape. “He said, ‘Is that a whale?’ ” said Proctor, who works on a ship stationed in Alaska ... friends tried to photograph the fish but there was too much glare ...
  • Portland Press Herald
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  • 6/22/2015 3:24:51 AM
  • Lead fishing tackle ingested by fish is killing loons and other birds
  • “There is lead on lakes’ floors in the sediments from lost fishing tackle. When a fish eats that lead and a water bird eats ... Florida, California and Alaska. The results showed 23 out of the 2,749 radiographed birds (including 11 out of 313 loons ...
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  • 6/21/2015 5:16:24 PM
  • How to save wild salmon with a fork and knife
  • As a filmmaker and former Alaska salmon fishing guide, and a chef who serves wild salmon ... And yet their future here remains uncertain. As “King of Fish” author David R. Montgomery says in the documentary film, “We haven’t done a particularly ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 6/21/2015 3:57:39 PM
  • Fountain Lake fishing is already good
  • I have to sympathize with my brother-in-law Lynn Johnson in Nome, Alaska ... side of the dam. Fishing was always fun under the bridge because you never could tell what you would catch. Bullheads and rubber tails were the most common fish, but once in ...
  • Albert Lea Tribune
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  • 6/21/2015 10:57:00 AM
  • Coveted brook trout thrive in remote Maine ponds
  • “Outside of Alaska or Canada ... for food – and the fly on the end of your line. “If you’re fishing for native wild brook trout, you know you’re in a wild place. The fish says something about where you are,” Mealey said.
  • Portland Press Herald
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  • 6/21/2015 7:58:03 AM
  • Teen angler has unique goal
  • His Georgia home is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Florida Gulf Coast, so he’s had plenty of experience fishing in lakes and the ocean. “We all hunt and fish and do a lot outside,” he said of his family. Alaska and Hawaii will be the last two ...
  • South Bend Tribune
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  • 6/21/2015 6:53:37 AM
  • You are here
  • a fishing group. Nine had never been to the village before. What is the vision for Oscarville? asked John Warren, engineering director for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. “Growing to become a bigger village, a bigger and better village.
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/21/2015 12:41:24 AM
  • Alaska-bound with old fishing buddy in mind
  • FISHING -- The trip isn't until August, but I've been sorting through gear I'll be taking for a float trip with three buddies to fly fish for silver salmon in Alaska. I've been anticipating this trip for more reasons than one. The last time I did this ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 6/20/2015 6:57:48 PM
  • 10-year-old reels in 333-pound halibut
  • 10-year-old reels in 333-pound halibut This girl got more than she bargained for while fishing in Alaska with her family. The 10-year-old reeled in a fish nearly five times her size. Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1Llkxs7
  • Asbury Park Press
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  • 6/20/2015 11:48:18 AM
  • Sport fish report: King salmon catch still kicking, halibut showing up
  • Nonresidents must record all lingcod harvested on the back of their sport fish license or on a harvest record. Anglers may catch 4 blackcod daily and have 4 in possession. Please consult the 2015 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations to identify ...
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  • 6/20/2015 4:31:39 AM
  • Strong Dollar One Bright Spot in Seafood Sales
  • A daily spin off – Fish Radio – airs weekdays on 30 radio stations in Alaska. My goal is to make all people aware of the economic, social and cultural importance of Alaska’s fishing industry to our state, the nation and the world.
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  • 6/20/2015 2:51:26 AM
  • 10-year-old reels in 333-pound halibut
  • 10-year-old reels in 333-pound halibut This girl got more than she bargained for while fishing in Alaska with her family. The 10-year-old reeled in a fish nearly five times her size. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com ...
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  • 6/20/2015 12:06:47 AM
  • Outlook mixed for sockeye sales, prices uncertain
  • Dillingham - As fishing ramps ... prices for Alaska salmon have been down so far this year. How the salmon is used can also impact prices. In 2013, about 40 percent of Bristol Bay sockeye was turned into frozen headed and gutted fish, with about 38 percent
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  • 6/19/2015 9:00:40 PM
  • Outlook mixed for sockeye sales, prices uncertain
  • Dillingham - As fishing ramps ... prices for Alaska salmon have been down so far this year. How the salmon is used can also impact prices. In 2013, about 40 percent of Bristol Bay sockeye was turned into frozen headed and gutted fish, with about 38 percent
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  • 6/19/2015 9:00:40 PM
  • 10-year-old reels in 333-pound halibut
  • 10-year-old reels in 333-pound halibut This girl got more than she bargained for while fishing in Alaska with her family. The 10-year-old reeled in a fish nearly five times her size. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1MSFrMt This girl ..
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  • 6/19/2015 8:17:43 PM
  • Time to fish
  • The 2015 commercial salmon fishing season is underway ... That’s especially true for pink salmon. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has published a harvest forecast of 58 million pink salmon, which would be significantly above the 10-year average ...
  • Ketchikan Daily News
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  • 6/19/2015 5:33:05 PM
  • Little girl catches giant 333-pound halibut!
  • 10-year-old girl from Boise, Idaho, catches a giant fish in Alaska Her family plans to take her on another fishing trip there soon A 10-year-old from Boise, Idaho went a fishing trip in Alaska and caught a monster of a fish. Why? Just for the halibut.
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  • 6/19/2015 3:45:43 PM
  • 500-pound bull shark caught off Egmont Key
  • We do everything we can to teach our guests how to fish and more about our fishery. On all our trips we only keep what guests plan to eat. We have been fishing for five generations ... pound haibut during her trip in Alaska.
  • First Coast News
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  • 6/19/2015 1:36:52 PM
  • Sport fish report: King salmon catch still kicking, halibut showing up
  • Nonresidents must record all lingcod harvested on the back of their sport fish license or on a harvest record. Anglers may catch 4 blackcod daily and have 4 in possession. Please consult the 2015 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations to identify ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/19/2015 9:19:10 AM
  • Fish for the family: Kids catch two giant fish
  • but her love turned into a big reward during a family fishing trip to Alaska. Lily caught a 333 lb. halibut - that is five times her size! She says, "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me reel it in. And then a big fish came out." Lily's catch
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  • 6/19/2015 7:31:47 AM
  • Boise 10-year-old hooks 330-pound halibut
  • A 10-year-old Boise girl hooked a 330-pound halibut while fishing in Alaska. Lily Hornish has been an enthusiastic ... It took nearly an hour to pull the fish on board, Bill Hornish said. It was a proud moment for Lily, Bill Hornish said.
  • Idaho Statesman
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  • 6/19/2015 6:05:53 AM
  • Managers liberalize Ninilchik king fishery
  • Any king salmon recorded before Saturday June 20, on the harvest portion of the Alaska sport fishing license, counts toward the Cook Inlet annual limit. On the Anchor River, where managers maintain a weir to count fish headed up the river, more the 5,700 .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/19/2015 4:32:50 AM
  • Idaho girl catches 330 pound fish
  • so her family took a trip to Alaska to go fishing for halibut. But the shy angler wasn't expecting a catch this big. "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me reel it in. And then a big fish came out," said Lily Hornish. A 333-pound halibut to be
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  • 6/19/2015 1:12:24 AM
  • 10-year-old girl catches 333-pound halibut
  • BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching ... it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be ...
  • First Coast News
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  • 6/19/2015 12:00:49 AM
  • 10-year-old girl catches 333-pound halibut
  • BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching ... it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be ...
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  • 6/19/2015 12:00:49 AM
  • Anglers, don't overlook local waters
  • Alaska’s Kenai River has its king salmon ... These locations are destinations for avid anglers seeking the best fishing for each of these species. If you happen to be looking for the best place to fish for Bonneville cutthroat trout, Cache Valley ...
  • The Herald Journal
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  • 6/18/2015 11:39:20 PM
  • Western wildfires: Blazes burn in 4 states amid hot weather
  • Scribner Road, Sam Baird waits at a relative's home next door as a Spokane County Fire District 3 brush rig rushes to protect structures in fast-moving Fish Lake ... and the Kenai River, Alaska’s most popular sport-fishing venue. Up to 500 more personnel .
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  • 6/18/2015 9:44:48 PM
  • Chinook salmon run on Yukon River early, numbers low
  • sport and subsistence fishing. It's a move that the head of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee is applauding. 'We are very pleased that Alaska's being very conservative, they're managing the fish early on" said Executive Director Dennis Zimmerman. Early ...
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  • 6/18/2015 6:38:42 PM
  • Arctic acidification poses risks to crustaceans and fish
  • As the water chemistry slips below the present-day range, which varies by season, shell-building organisms and the fish that depend on these species ... landings by weight are harvested in Alaska, whose fishing landings in wholesale values reached USD ...
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  • 6/18/2015 6:31:32 PM
  • Fishing Report: Napa angler hauls in huge halibut
  • Big Fish in Alaska… for Napa angler Terry Gonsalves ... Berg, who hails from Napa, operates the Alaskan Fishing Adventures, LLC on Kenai Peninsula. Contact him for a booking at www.alaskafishing.com. Tell him Terry sent you. You have to hook a halibut ...
  • Napa Valley Register
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  • 6/18/2015 5:05:38 PM
  • Idaho 10 year old catches 333 lb fish
  • ALASKA (NEWS10) – A 10-year-old Idaho girl has quite the fish tale to tell her friends and family. She caught a halibut five times her size. Lily Hornish loves fishing, so her family took a trip to Alaska to go fishing for halibut. But the shy little ...
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  • 6/18/2015 4:58:29 PM
  • Boise 10-year-old hooks 330 pound halibut
  • A 10-year-old Boise girl hooked a 330 pound halibut while fishing in Alaska. Lily Hornish has been an enthusiastic ... It took nearly an hour to pull the fish on board, Bill Hornish said. It was a proud moment for Lily, Bill Hornish said.
  • Idaho Statesman
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  • 6/18/2015 4:37:00 PM
  • A Little Fish with Big Impact
  • They said it was “alarming” that the fishing industry was once again responding ... will be allowed to be caught as bycatch as other fish are hauled in. Mike Okoniewksi, Pacific Seafood’s Alaska operations manager and fisheries policy advisor ...
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  • 6/18/2015 12:40:47 PM
  • Gillnets banned below Tuluksak to protect king salmon run
  • BETHEL, Alaska (AP ... The agency says fishing opportunities will be expanded once king salmon are significantly outnumbered by chum and sockeye salmon. Federally qualified users can still fish in the restricted stretch of river with legal gear ...
  • San Francisco Gate
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  • 6/18/2015 12:40:47 PM
  • You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching
  • Sampled fish harvested out of the Homer port averaged ... More information on the Chinook Salmon Research Initiative can be found at dfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=chinookinitiative.main. Other Saltwater Fishing Casting off the end of the Homer Spit can ...
  • Homer News
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  • 6/18/2015 8:51:43 AM
  • Fishing Hole: Fun for all ages
  • Fishing like this builds up no body heat. “We had a pretty fair bite at about 8:30 this morning,” he says. Schroeder arrived at a quarter past five. Retired from a 25-year career in fisheries with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, he knew Nick Dudiak ...
  • Homer News
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  • 6/18/2015 8:15:55 AM
  • 10-year-old girl catches 330-pound fish
  • And then a big fish came out," Lily said ... The kitty ended up in Hawaii after accidentally getting on board a container. While fishing with her family in Alaska, a 10-year-old girl made a massive catch. While fishing with her family in Alaska, a 10 ...
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  • 6/18/2015 8:08:46 AM
  • 10-year-old girl catches 330-pound fish
  • And then a big fish came out," Lily said ... The kitty ended up in Hawaii after accidentally getting on board a container. While fishing with her family in Alaska, a 10-year-old girl made a massive catch. While fishing with her family in Alaska, a 10 ...
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  • 6/18/2015 8:08:46 AM
  • 10-year-old girl catches 330-pound fish
  • Lily Hornish loves fishing, so her family took a trip to Alaska to go fishing for halibut ... "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me reel it in. And then a big fish came out," Lily said. A 333-pound halibut, to be exact.
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  • 6/18/2015 8:08:46 AM
  • Boise girl catches 333-pound halibut
  • BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching ... it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be ...
  • KOMO News
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  • 6/18/2015 3:22:26 AM
  • Girl, 10, catches 333-pound halibut on family trip to Alaska
  • BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Ten-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching ... it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to ...
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  • 6/18/2015 1:35:04 AM
  • Carbon reflux
  • The state’s fishing industry would also suffer a serious blow. According to Noaa estimates, Alaska lands 60% of America’s commercial fish, by volume. At an estimated $5 billion, the catch accounts for a third of the wholesale value of all the country ...
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  • 6/15/2015 11:57:13 PM
  • State offers tons of surplus salmon for sale
  • In April, seafood buyers across Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska received an invitation ... also see huge runs of hatchery fish as a threat to native runs of salmon, where those occur. Recently, two flyfishing groups sought a court order ...
  • Chinook Observer
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  • 6/2/2015 5:07:18 AM
  • Honeymoon Rainbows
  • And this is Alaska, so don't forget the rain gear. Services: Guide fees for an eight- to 10-hour float trip run about $210 per person. You do not need a guide to fish the Upper Kenai, as it has numerous access points to wadable fishing. That said ...
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  • 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
  • America's Fish
  • This is the fish for which flyfishing (and, largely, fishing for sport in general ... found along the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and including anadromous populations; Westslope cutthroats, found in Idaho, Montana, and the southern ...
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  • 5/16/2015 11:57:00 PM
  • 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 ..
  • News Miner
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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 ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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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
  • Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show 2015
  • 2:00 PM ― Flyfishing ... fishing secrets he's gathered from 40 years of salmon fishing. Learn salmon spinner selection and techniques that often out fish bait under specific conditions. Spinners will catch all 5 species of salmon found in Alaska, and ...
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  • 3/11/2015 11:56:32 PM
  • 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 ...
  • News Miner
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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 ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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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 ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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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 ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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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 ...
  • News Miner
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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 .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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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 ...
  • News Miner
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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 ...
  • News Miner
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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
  • News Miner
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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
  • Anchorage Daily News
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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 ...
  • News Miner
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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 ...
  • News Miner
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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
  • News Miner
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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 ...
  • News Miner
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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 .
  • News Miner
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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 ..
  • News Miner
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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
  • Fishing Hole could use a little help
  • If you can install primo privies around town for more than a hundred grand a hole (not including t.p.), you should be able to pop some shekels to fund a shelter for the Fishing Hole tables ... for halibut. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds ...
  • Homer News
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  • 7/2/2014 2:33:25 AM
  • Treat waters with care
  • Founded in 1999, Montana-based Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures books and arranges guided fishing trips throughout Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and the world. We support efforts to protect and preserve gamefish and the wild places where fish live
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 5/20/2014 5:40:25 AM

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