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Court hears oral argument in setnet ban initiative appeal

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

By Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: 2014.04.22 11:06 PM The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance and the State of Alaska each made a case to an Anchorage Superior Court judge today about why — or why not — a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetters should be allowed to move forward. The alliance, or …
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  Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative  Resources for All Alaskans has submitted a legal brief in support of the State of Alaska’s decision to prevent the Set Netter Ban initiative from proceeding to the August 2016 ballot. Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced that decision in …
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Commercial groups rip board during Cook Inlet ‘fish week’

April 10th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

By Bob Tkacz, For the Journal Published: 2014.04.08 10:11 AM JUNEAU — The ethics, expertise and ability of the Board of Fisheries members were questioned during an unusual three-day hearing on Cook Inlet salmon issues held by the Senate Resources Committee in the last week of March. The Department of Fish and Game was criticized …
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Alaska Dispatch Lillian Person, April 4, 2014 As lifelong Alaskans, we have always been proud to be able to live here, work here and provide a lifestyle for our children that they could someday provide for their children, too.  We work hard and have tried to teach our kids the same work ethic while enjoying …
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Setnet petition fails

April 4th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

Board of Fisheries finds lack of merit in proposal to split Kenai and East Forelands from Kasilof Posted: April 3, 2014 – 8:58pm  |  Updated: April 3, 2014 – 9:44pm By Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion A petition to separate management of the Kenai, East Forelands and Kasilof sections of the commercial setnet fishery in Cook Inlet was failed unanimously …
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Fish board to take up setnet petition

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

Posted: April 1, 2014 – 9:35pm By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider one of three recently submitted emergency petitions regarding Upper Cook Inlet salmon management. South K Beach Independent Fishermen’s Association and the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, or KPFA, submitted three petitions asking the board …
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Reconsideration on BOF setnet changes?

March 20th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

Cook Inlet fishermen ask BOF to reconsider setnet changes By Molly Dischner Published: 2014.03.20 11:38 AM Cook Inlet fishermen submitted emergency petitions to the Board of Fisheries this morning asking for changes to the setnet regulations altered in February. The board passed several changes to Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management during a two-week meeting last …
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Group Files Amicus Brief in Support of Treadwell in Defending Against So-Called “Conservation” Lawsuit Resources for All Alaskans has filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Alaska’s decision that the Set Netter Ban initiative cannot proceed to the August 2016 ballot. Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced that decision in January based on …
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Dipnetting on the Kenai Peninsula

March 6th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

As this article mentions, the Board of Fisheries did not act on any proposals regarding the state’s dipnet fisheries at the Upper Cook Inlet meeting in February. The City of Kenai will be taking responsibility for making the fishery less damaging to habitat at the Kenai River but the Kasilof River still has no oversight …
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JUNEAU — A federal agency announced Friday it was moving to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon runs, under an obscure element of the Clean Water Act. Its actions could lead to a virtually unprecedented administrative veto of the proposed Pebble mine even before developers formally submit plans. While …
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