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2016 Early Run Kenai King Fishery Outlook

February 24th, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the forecast  return of early run Kenai River king salmon is at or below the minimum escapement level of 5,300 fish as defined by the Optimal Escapement Goal (OEG). Based on this forecast, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has issued a preseason Emergency Order (EO) … + read more

Sullivan to hold Alaska hearings on USFW’s proposed rule restricting hunting and fishing on public lands

February 13th, 2016

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, will hold a public meeting on February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and on February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Office on … + read more

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers GPS class

January 26th, 2016

The Kenai Coast Guard Auxiliary, a volunteer organization, will host a class teaching the basics of GPS use at the Emergency Response Center on Wilson Street in Soldotna. The class, which costs $35, is focused on mariners but applies to snowmachiners, hikers, hunters and anyone else who uses a GPS, Christopherson said. Christopherson, who said … + read more

Sullivan Amendment Halts Proposed USFWS Changes to Wildlife Management on Alaska Refuges

January 21st, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, today successfully added an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, prohibiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from implementing a recently proposed rule that preempts state management of fish, … + read more

The Story No One Got To Read …

January 15th, 2016

According to Craig Medred, there is more to the Roland Maw story than just residency fraud. Medred contends the ADN and its management killed the residency issues story when Maw was being considered for the Alaska Board of Fisheries appointment in 2015. An appointment made by Governor Bill Walker, a friend of ADN owner Alice … + read more