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  • 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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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 ..
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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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 ...
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  • 8/28/2014 11:58:44 PM
  • A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue
  • A measure going before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, as well as city councils around the peninsula, encourages to Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet in the Kenai-Soldotna area when it next considers Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues in 2017.
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 8/27/2014 11:59:55 PM
  • A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue
  • A measure going before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, as well as city councils around the peninsula, encourages to Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet in the Kenai-Soldotna area when it next considers Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues in 2017.
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  • 8/27/2014 11:59:55 PM
  • How I became a fisherwoman (with a pink fishing pole)
  • Before coming to Alaska, I was never much of an outdoors woman. In particular, I had never really been fishing. I wasn’t opposed to the idea of fishing. Hanging out by a river or lake with a pole and a cooler full of cold drinks sounded like a lot of fun.
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  • 8/27/2014 10:59:40 AM
  • Board of Fish 2014-15 agenda to include Cook Inlet clams, felt-sole boots
  • The majority of the proposals this year will address Southeast Alaska fisheries, including both finfish and shellfish there, but a handful address Cook Inlet issues. Cook Inlet razor clams will be up for discussion at the statewide Dungeness crab ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 8/26/2014 3:44:12 AM
  • Environmental cause suspected in salmon die-off in Kobuk River
  • Unusually warm weather could have led to the die-off of hundreds of chum salmon on the Kobuk River in Northwest Alaska, officials say. A necropsy conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s pathology lab on a fish collected by the U.S. Fish ...
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  • 8/26/2014 12:45:14 AM
  • Court hears arguments appealing Kuskokwim fish trial rulings
  • When a group of rural Alaska fishermen along the Kuskokwim River violated a chinook salmon fishery closure in 2012, they argued that their right to fish stemmed, in part, from deeply held spiritual and cultural beliefs. But did practicing those beliefs ...
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  • 8/25/2014 11:55:08 PM
  • Candidates for Alaska Governor 'talk fish' at Kodiak forum
  • KODIAK – Candidates for Alaska governor will be in Kodiak on Aug. 28 to take part in a unique debate that focuses on a single topic: Alaska’s seafood industry. Incumbent governor Sean Parnell faces competition from two opponents: Democratic candidate ...
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  • 8/22/2014 6:55:03 AM
  • Murkowski, Begich talk recreational fishing at roundtable
  • U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act on Wednesday at the Soldotna Regional .
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  • 8/22/2014 4:46:12 AM
  • Murkowski, Begich talk recreational fishing at roundtable
  • U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act on Wednesday at the Soldotna Regional .
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  • 8/22/2014 1:54:24 AM
  • Wounded Heroes enjoy a weekend of fishing & fun on the Kenai River
  • To give someone the thrill of catching their first fish. One of the troops today said he’d been fishing in Alaska six different times but today was the first day he had caught a fish and he was all smiles. It’s great to give that experience to these ...
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  • 8/20/2014 7:14:44 PM
  • Timing is everything when it comes to fishing
  • Weather should improve in the coming days and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says, "Your best bet is heading out to ocean entrances, but if you don't have the gas, try Blackstone and maybe out by Applegate". If you're headed to Valdez and looking .
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  • 8/19/2014 10:29:11 PM
  • Fermented fish investigated after Alaska man dies
  • LOWER KALSKAG, Alaska - An autopsy has been ordered for a man from a Kuskokwim River village who complained of health problems after eating fermented fish. Alaska State Troopers say 59-year-old Allen Nook of Lower Kalskag was found dead Friday in his home.
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  • 8/18/2014 12:50:33 PM
  • Spear fishing permits to be issued
  • FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will issue 200 Chatanika River whitefish spearing permits on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Monday at ADFG headquarters on College Road. Only one permit per household will be issued.
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  • 8/15/2014 8:14:56 AM
  • Fly away to wilderness fishing
  • While salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai River is what brings anglers from all over the world to the Kenai Peninsula, more guides are providing fly-in fishing trips for visitors looking for the ultimate Alaska wilderness adventure. Talon Air Service ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 8/14/2014 12:16:31 AM
  • With a surge of salmon, Homer fishing lagoon opening to snagging
  • A surge of silver salmon streaming back to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and nearby waters along the Homer Spit has allowed the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to permit snagging beginning Friday. The limit is six silvers, or coho, per day -- double ..
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  • 8/13/2014 11:12:06 PM
  • Faced with a surge of salmon, Homer Fishing Lagoon opening to snagging
  • A surge of silver salmon streaming back to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and nearby waters along the Homer Spit has allowed the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to permit snagging beginning Friday. The limit is six silvers, or coho, per day -- double ..
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  • 8/13/2014 8:27:27 PM
  • Alaska artist turns fish ear bones into jewelry
  • JUNEAU, Alaska — A local artist's work allows you to wear fish ears on your ears. Sandy Darnell, a retired commercial fisherwoman, continued her love of fishing and now creates earrings and pendants out of the hard, roughly circular fish ear bones called .
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  • 8/9/2014 12:39:45 PM
  • Fun fishing versus tradition
  • The Cook Inlet Caucus, Kenai River Fishing Inc., Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, what’s the difference? Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Clark Penney. I got it! So it is sport and fun and the Kenai Classic .
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  • 8/8/2014 3:25:35 PM
  • Spear fishing permits to be issued Aug. 18
  • FAIRBANKS—The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will issue 200 Chatanika River whitefish spearing permits on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Aug. 18 at ADFG headquarters on College Road. Only one permit per household will be issued
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  • 8/8/2014 10:32:05 AM
  • Fun fishing versus tradition
  • The Cook Inlet Caucus, Kenai River Fishing Inc., Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, what’s the difference? Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Clark Penney. I got it! So it is sport and fun and the Kenai Classic .
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  • 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
  • No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah
  • HOONAH — A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system. Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah. Wildlife troopers in Hoonah responded and ...
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  • 8/6/2014 2:45:00 PM
  • No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah
  • HOONAH — A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system. Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah. Wildlife troopers in Hoonah responded and ...
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  • 8/6/2014 2:02:03 PM
  • Bobbing for Fish Heads
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Hunter Littlefield, 11, gasps for breath after pulling the first salmon head from a bucket with his mouth during the bobbing for fish heads competition at the Sitka Seafood Festival, in Sitka, Alaska. (AP Photo/Capital
  • News Miner
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  • 8/6/2014 7:28:21 AM
  • Coast Guard searching for 3 men reported overdue from fishing trip
  • The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three men who were reported overdue early Tuesday from a two-day fishing trip that took them from the Southcentral Alaska coastal community of Whittier into Prince William Sound. According to the Coast Guard ...
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  • 8/5/2014 7:11:03 PM
  • Senators push for fish research in Juneau
  • With recent vacancies in the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska’s senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for a fish habitat scientist to be brought to Juneau. “It only makes sense that fisheries research in Alaska should be ...
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  • 8/5/2014 1:48:55 PM
  • Senators push for fish research in Juneau
  • With recent vacancies in the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska’s senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for a fish habitat scientist to be brought to Juneau. “It only makes sense that fisheries research in Alaska should be ...
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  • 8/5/2014 7:29:32 AM
  • Alaska fish are safe, but pregnant women should be cautious
  • FAIRBANKS — A recent update of fish consumption guidance by the Alaska Section of Epidemiology says most people in Alaska should have no qualms about fish consumption unless they are pregnant or may become pregnant. Mercury levels remain the main ...
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  • 8/4/2014 7:37:53 AM
  • Laine Welch: Coastal senators unite on fishing boat discharge permits
  • Mark Begich of Alaska and Marco Rubio of Florida. “The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act extends a moratorium that was already granted to the commercial fishing industry from 2008, and it’s been up every couple of years. It would extend this moratorium ...
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  • 8/4/2014 2:22:55 AM
  • Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion. It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen. The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon that is deterring
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  • 8/3/2014 1:58:27 PM
  • Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion. It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen. The Kenai River guide industry has been dealt a crippling blow by the ongoing decline in returning king salmon that is deterring
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/3/2014 7:03:16 AM
  • In Togiak, illegal fishing prompts concerns about escapement
  • In July, Alaska State Wildlife Troopers served warrants on the permit holders and operators of six vessels caught fishing outside of the Kulukak Bay section line in the Togiak district during Bristol Bay’s sockeye fishery. The vessels were seized and the .
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  • 8/3/2014 1:33:59 AM
  • Topic matches for valdez fish derby
  • FAIRBANKS - While Interior Alaska has fantastic fishing for arctic grayling and northern pike, Valdez is the place you’ll want to go if you’re looking for something bigger, and tastier. FAIRBANKS - No matter which way you look at it — pre-earthquake ...
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  • 8/1/2014 9:14:30 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of July 28
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify common pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Another good reference for identifying rockfish is the “Guide of Northeast Pacific .
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 8/1/2014 6:08:23 AM
  • Hatchery stocking triggers better silver salmon fishing at Bird Creek
  • That email has been seared into my memory bank, not only because it’s ridiculous to think this creek was ever a secret once the Alaska Department of Fish and Game began stocking it with hatchery smolt decades ago, but also because I think of it every ...
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  • 7/30/2014 7:39:38 PM
  • Youth-only fishing day set for Homer
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A youth-only fishing day is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Homer Spit. Officials with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game say the sport fishing area for youngsters will be held in a section of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon.
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  • 7/29/2014 11:58:31 PM
  • Dismal Kenai king salmon return prompts commercial, sport fishing closures
  • Sport fishing for late-run Kenai king salmon is being shut down in the river, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the consequences will ripple out into Cook Inlet to force closure of some commercial fisheries as well. At one minute ...
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  • 7/25/2014 3:17:43 AM
  • Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish into the river. The closure, effective Saturday, triggers a closure of commercial setnet fishing on
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  • 7/25/2014 12:25:55 AM
  • Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish into the river. The closure, effective Saturday, triggers a closure of commercial setnet fishing on
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/24/2014 11:50:08 PM
  • Troopers: 6 boats seized for fishing outside permitted area in Southwest
  • Six fishing vessels were seized this month after their operators were discovered drifting gillnets one to two nautical miles outside an open fishing area in Kulukak Bay in Southwest Alaska, state troopers say. The operators and permit holders aboard the ..
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  • 7/24/2014 3:11:45 AM
  • Kuskokwim fish wars heat up again as silvers enter the river
  • But the Alaska Department of Fish and Game allowed three commercial openers -- on July 14, then again Friday and Monday -- from Bethel to the river’s mouth. “Upriver residents are steaming mad and feel that no one cares about the fact that they need ...
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  • 7/23/2014 1:35:42 PM
  • Southeast fishing lodge employees accused of threatening guests with gun
  • Two employees at a fishing lodge in southeast Alaska are facing criminal charges for allegedly brandishing a firearm at two of the lodge’s guests and threatening to kill them. A Juneau grand jury indicted Michael G. York, 26, and Devon G. Fernandez ...
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  • 7/22/2014 9:50:49 PM
  • Fish with elevated mercury found in remote US West including Alaska
  • FRESNO, CALIF. -- Federal scientists have found elevated amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in Alaska and the West, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park ...
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  • 7/21/2014 11:53:41 PM
  • Laine Welch: All eyes on sockeye prices
  • The Bristol Bay catch topped 28 million reds by Friday, 11 million more than projected, and the fish were still coming. (Alaska’s total sockeye salmon catch as of July 18 was more than 37 million and counting.) Demand for the fish is strong among both ...
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  • 7/21/2014 1:45:14 PM
  • At Kuskokwim River fish camp, smokehouses fill with fish and tradition
  • Like elsewhere in Alaska, the number of kings returning to the river has dropped dramatically in recent years. The managers were trying to protect future runs and many villagers backed the conservation measures. Still, villagers depend on the fish and were
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  • 7/20/2014 3:45:08 AM
  • COMMERCIAL FISHING
  • In this July 17, 2014 photo, Karl Kircher and Steven Bishop pitch setnet caught fish from a skiff near the mouth of the Kasilof River during an overnight fishing period in Kasilof, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)
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  • 7/19/2014 9:44:14 AM
  • Yukon River chum season opens for subsistance, some commercial fishing
  • The fall chum salmon season opened this week on the lower sections of Alaska’s longest river for subsistence and some commercial fishermen. The fall chum run is predicted to exceed 850,000 fish, according to a news release from the Alaska Department of ...
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  • 7/19/2014 12:11:34 AM
  • Fish wars obscure need to manage for max economic yield
  • KENAI RIVER — On the very day Arni Thomson, a spokesman for commercial fishing interests in Cook Inlet, complained in Alaska Dispatch News that the salmon resource is being used “as a platform for division,’’ the F/V Peregrine was cutting in close ...
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  • 7/18/2014 11:57:15 PM
  • Bridge fishing raises concerns in Ketchikan
  • KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Ketchikan city leaders have been asked to come up with ideas to address concerns with fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge. Residents who testified before the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday generally agreed that fishing should ...
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  • 7/18/2014 12:30:03 PM
  • Administering salmon coup de grace -- club them, or bleed them out?
  • I was taught that using a fish whacker, club or bonker is the most effective way to subdue an Alaska salmon. But earlier in the day, when my brother-in-law — who works in the fish processing business and knows a thing or two about the care and handling ...
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  • 7/17/2014 1:32:41 AM
  • Fish hatchery open for the summer
  • FAIRBANKS — The Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery is open for the summer. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will keep the Fisheries Center open through Aug. 31. Hours are Wednesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to ...
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  • 7/16/2014 8:00:25 AM
  • Attacks on Alaska’s fish and game habitat erode democracy
  • A Supreme Court justice once famously wrote he could not define pornography but he knew it when he saw it. The same can be said about the steady erosion of democracy in Alaska. In a recent opinion piece, the director of ADFG’s Habitat Division – Randy ...
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  • 7/16/2014 1:12:23 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of July 7
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag a nd possession limits. Marine boat anglers returning to area ports are reminded to not fillet, mutilate ...
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  • 7/11/2014 1:57:06 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of July 7
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag a nd possession limits. Marine boat anglers returning to area ports are reminded to not fillet, mutilate ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 7/11/2014 7:16:14 AM
  • Landing sizable halibut fishing Cook Inlet from a 12-foot kayak
  • The 57-pound halibut Rudy Tsukada caught last month in the Cook Inlet was no small feat. Sure, it wasn’t a barn door by Alaska halibut standards, but then Tsukada isn’t your standard Alaska fisherman, either. The 48-year-old from Anchorage caught the ...
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  • 7/10/2014 1:33:49 AM
  • Legion Twins split opening day Big Fish tourney
  • It took two years and a trip all the way back to Alaska, but Columbia, Tennessee, Post 19 got its revenge Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. In 2012, the American Legion Twins beat Columbia 2-0 on the opening day of the Bill Miller Big Fish .
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  • 7/9/2014 8:30:11 AM
  • Legion Twins split opening day Big Fish tourney
  • It took two years and a trip all the way back to Alaska, but Columbia, Tennessee, Post 19 got its revenge Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. In 2012, the American Legion Twins beat Columbia 2-0 on the opening day of the Bill Miller Big Fish .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/9/2014 7:54:24 AM
  • Search matches for "fish and game"
  • FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou along the Steese and Taylor highways is being delayed to avoid a Labor Day weekend slaughter similar to the one that occurred last year.
  • News Miner
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  • 7/6/2014 7:50:48 AM
  • Search matches for "fishing"
  • FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the fall hunting season for Fortymile caribou along the Steese and Taylor highways is being delayed to avoid a Labor Day weekend slaughter similar to the one that occurred last year.
  • News Miner
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  • 7/6/2014 7:43:38 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 30
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden Dolly Varden and trout fishing is beginning to shift gears
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  • 7/4/2014 2:19:43 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 30
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden Dolly Varden and trout fishing is beginning to shift gears
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 7/4/2014 6:48:45 AM
  • Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run
  • While it is unclear how strong the final escapement will be, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists said the fish were continuing show up in large numbers in the 17-mile glacial river. Managers expanded the area available to dipnetters while upping
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/4/2014 4:25:35 AM
  • Just out of sight An overlooked set of fishing locations
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Breakfield said anglers set on catching their Alaska salmon, and even some locals, may be overlooking a set of prime locations on the banks of the Kenai River. Defined in two 10-year-old reports .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/3/2014 1:56:26 AM
  • Just out of sight, an overlooked set of fishing locations
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Breakfield said anglers set on catching their Alaska salmon, and even some locals, may be overlooking a set of prime locations on the banks of the Kenai River. Defined in two 10-year-old reports .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 7/3/2014 1:56:26 AM
  • Judge orders fishing group to pay legal fees
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge ruled Wednesday that a commercial fishing group should pay part of the state's cost for the lawsuit regarding management of the Cook Inlet salmon fisheries in 2013. Alaska Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi issued an order ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/28/2014 10:01:58 AM
  • Rogan named president of Canon Fish Co.
  • APICDA’s purchase of Cannon Fish completed APICDA’s vertical integration as a seafood company that now responsibly harvests, processes and markets wild Alaska crab, pollock, cod, black cod, halibut and salmon from the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean in a ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/27/2014 10:13:18 PM
  • Topic matches for fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge ruled Wednesday that a commercial fishing group should pay part of the state's cost for the lawsuit regarding management of the Cook Inlet salmon fisheries in 2013. Alaska's endless days are a canvas for a variety of ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/27/2014 6:38:33 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 23
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Sockeye Salmon — Windfall Creek The number of sockeye at Windfall Creek has increased ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/27/2014 7:32:50 AM
  • AMSEA offers class on common commercial fishing injuries
  • A common and often-repeated maneuver on commercial fishing boats throughout Alaska involves reaching just below the head of a freshly caught fish into its gill slit, grabbing the gills and then bending and twisting the wrist to rip them out. It’s injurio .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/27/2014 4:33:53 AM
  • State: FDA study finds Alaska fish safe from Fukushima radiation
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation, but a citizen's group plans to conduct a separate study of the water in lower Cook Inlet using a crowdsource funding site. "The (FDA) results confirm ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/26/2014 11:54:42 PM
  • Fishing still strong on Russian river
  • Reports of sockeye salmon catches on the Russian River are still ranging between “good and excellent” two weeks after the opening of the fishery, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant management biologist Jason Pawluk. An emergency order ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/26/2014 4:56:32 AM
  • Local fisherman dead after fishing accident in Bristol Bay
  • Both Voss and the other missing man, a 17-year-old, attempted to swim to shore and while a nearby fishing vessel found Voss — they could not revive him according to an Alaska State Troopers report. The other two men, Earnest Pierce, 47, of Nine Mile ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 6/24/2014 5:56:11 AM
  • State shuts down king fishing on the Little Su
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday afternoon announced an emergency king fishing closure on the Little Susitna as of 12:01 a.m. Friday and through July 13, the end of king fishing season. The state's emergency closure includes all waters .
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/20/2014 2:33:20 AM
  • Gillnetters anxious to fish Kuskokwim River
  • BETHEL, Alaska - Patience is wearing thin for fishermen along the Kuskokwim River, where restrictions on salmon fishing have been in place for weeks. But federal managers said they are considering at least a partial opening soon for gillnetters.
  • News Miner
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  • 6/19/2014 11:52:52 AM
  • 12 Vietnamese jailed in Philippines for illegal fishing
  • Taking into account the three months that the 12 have already been in jail, they may be released in September, said clerk of court Hazel Mae Alaska. Vietnamese fishermen have been caught repeatedly fishing in Philippine waters in recent years, mostly near
  • XIN MSN News
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  • 6/18/2014 6:27:45 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 9
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char Reports indicate that the dolly varden char and ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 6/13/2014 2:01:40 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of June 9
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary Book to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char Reports indicate that the dolly varden char and ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/13/2014 6:37:51 AM
  • Fishing Report: Good halibut out of Seward, Homer and Whittier
  • Best bets are K15 Kwikfish in chrome-and-chartreuse combinations. Lee Kuepper of Alaska's Angling Addiction said he caught two kings early in the day and was done fishing by noon Monday. The Kenai River trout opener was Wednesday morning, and the fishing .
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/12/2014 2:07:02 AM
  • Fly Fishing Offers Alaska PTSD Veterans Recreation, Peace
  • Instead, the two retired soldiers and others like them sit back, finding comfort in nothing but the sound of those near them who have shared their struggle. Last year, Project Healing Waters’ Alaska staff provided 5,400 volunteer hours while helping 78 ...
  • 2KTUU
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  • 6/10/2014 4:32:34 AM
  • Fly Fishing Offers Alaska PTSD Veterans Recreation, Peace
  • Instead, the two retired soldiers and others like them sit back, finding comfort in nothing but the sound of those near them who have shared their struggle. Last year, Project Healing Waters’ Alaska staff provided 5,400 volunteer hours while helping 78 ...
  • NBC News
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  • 6/9/2014 11:53:23 PM
  • Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress
  • During testimony, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) questioned if the so-called “Frankenfish” can even be called a real salmon. “This takes a transgenic Atlantic salmon egg, which has genes from an ocean pout that is somewhat akin to an eel, and it ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/6/2014 4:33:08 PM
  • Sport fish report for the week of May 27
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Juneau area charter vessels are reminded that federal halibut regulations are in effect for regulatory
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 6/6/2014 2:02:49 PM
  • Bead fishing class at Big Ray's June 28
  • The class, titled “Bead Fishing 101,” is free and will cover the basics of fishing with beads, from regulations and properly rigging beads and indicators to rod and reel selection for various fish species in Alaska. There will be an indoor morning ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/6/2014 7:43:25 AM
  • Sport fish report for the week of May 27
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations to identify pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and for daily bag and possession limits. Juneau area charter vessels are reminded that federal halibut regulations are in effect for regulatory
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 6/6/2014 7:00:28 AM
  • Alaska fishing community sues U.S. interior secretary over road plan
  • AU Alaska (Reuters) - An isolated Alaska fishing community filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a decision by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that stopped it from building a road through a wildlife preserve to an all-weather airport.
  • Yahoo News Canada
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  • 6/5/2014 1:32:23 AM
  • Fishing report: Ship Creek kings coming in, Chitina dipnetting opens
  • Sometimes it pays to get out even when the weather and fishing conditions aren't in your favor. If you live in Alaska, you can wait all summer for the elements to come together and end up never leaving town. If you make a decision to go fishing ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 6/5/2014 12:13:38 AM
  • Man dies in refrigeration leak on Alaska fishing boat
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Police in Kodiak say an Everett, Washington, man has died following a refrigeration leak aboard a fishing boat. The Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://bit.ly/1l70Y8S) reports the man who died was 30-year-old Cody Cecil. Police and emergency ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/4/2014 4:49:49 PM
  • Starving Student: Fish restaurants a challenge for the frugal
  • Realizing that I was too consumed with this topic in my brain, I began to browse the menu. Immediately my eyes fixated on the Alaska cod fish tacos. It was a match made in heaven because the price with tax came to $7.47. From the outside, the restaurant in
  • Chico Enterprise-Record
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  • 6/4/2014 6:34:13 AM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has turned over to its Chinese counterpart a 191-foot fishing boat suspected of catching half a ton of salmon with illegal drift nets in the North Pacific. U.S. personnel boarded the Yin Yuan on May 27.
  • WUSA 9
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  • 6/4/2014 2:16:31 AM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities. The Yin Yuan ...
  • WRAL
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  • 6/4/2014 1:04:56 AM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities.
  • Philippines Yahoo Sports
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  • 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
  • US releases boat to China after illegal fishing
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard has turned over to its Chinese counterpart a 191-foot fishing boat suspected of catching half a ton of salmon with illegal drift nets in the North Pacific. U.S. personnel boarded the Yin Yuan May 27. The vessel ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/3/2014 5:19:39 PM
  • Fish smoker believed to be cause of Juneau fire
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau authorities say an electric fish smoker was likely the cause of a destructive fire at a Juneau home. KINY (http://is.gd/sKl6EF) says no injuries were reported at the Lemon Creek residential fire. Firefighters responding to the ...
  • News Miner
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  • 6/3/2014 3:46:35 PM
  • Fisherman trades fishing for hamster balls
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last month to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. "I've sold my boat and I'm turning into a rancher.
  • News Miner
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  • 6/1/2014 3:48:57 PM
  • Kodiak fisherman trades fishing for hamster balls
  • KODIAK, Alaska - Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last month to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. "I've sold my boat and I'm turning into a rancher.
  • News Miner
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  • 6/1/2014 3:48:57 PM
  • Alaska Department Of Fish And Game
  • FAIRBANKS — For the second year in a row, state wildlife biologists have killed dozens of bears in part of the western Interior as part of a plan to increase the number of moose available for subsistence hunters in the area. FAIRBANKS — Valdez fisher ...
  • News Miner
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  • 5/30/2014 12:06:26 AM
  • Tongass National Forest youth fishing events
  • The Tongass National Forest, partner agencies, groups, businesses and local volunteers are sponsoring youth fishing events throughout Southeast Alaska. No experience is needed to participate. It is a great way for children to learn how to fish or practice
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 5/28/2014 11:53:18 PM
  • Commercial fishing groups, feds, testify on salmon management
  • Alaska has managed its own salmon since statehood, and neither party is questioning that. But the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund, who brought the lawsuit forward in February 2013, want federal oversight of salmon ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 5/28/2014 4:33:40 AM
  • Fishing report: Homer halibut improving, Talkeetna trout biting
  • I called Steve Babinec of Saltwater Safari Company in Seward on Tuesday for a report, and he mentioned how the static Gulf of Alaska coastal currents can really turn on the fishing, as it did last week when he caught a bunch of large fish. He explained how
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
  • How to fish for arctic grayling
  • FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Sport Fish has released a video that teaches anglers everything they need to know to catch arctic grayling. The video, appropriately titled “How to Fish for Arctic Grayling,” is just ...
  • News Miner
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  • 5/25/2014 7:50:30 AM
  • Juneau-area sport fish report: Kings coming in strong
  • Please consult the 2014 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary, page 36 to identify the difference between pelagic and non-pelagic rockfish and page 11 for bag and possession limits. Regulation Summaries are available at the ADF&G office now ..
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 5/23/2014 2:26:34 PM

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