A decade ago Ricky Gease wrote the Alaska Board of Fisheries declaring Soldotna too dangerous for a board meeting. The board has not deliberated in Soldotna since then. Recently the Kenai River Sportfish Association has eavesdropped on a UFA board meeting forwarding info to Karl Johnstone, fish board chairman. Most recently KRSA “bombed” legislators in Juneau with e-mails against the re-appointment of Vince Webster.
This machination was driven by the desires of KRSA to have a majority on the board of fish for the 2014 Cook Inlet cycle. In the past KRSA sent a delegation to Bristol Bay to interview past board of fish members/appointees Dr. White and Russell Nelson. Cook Inlet commercial fishermen have not had a rep on the board for 30 years. Now that Vince Webster has been hammered by KRSA, Robin Samuelson has decided to speak out against Bob Penny, KRSA, and their divisive bullying behavior. Back when Coffey, Dersham, and Engle were on the board some called it the Anchorage Board of Sportfish. Cook Inlet commercial fishermen should have a rep on the board for their 2014 regulatory cycle.
For the last decade we have witnessed the media blitz against bullying in school. Now politicians, lawmakers, the board of fish, law enforcement, and many others have decided to lay down and tolerate the bullying behavior of KRSA, an educational 501c3 non-profit with significant and unethical political over-reach.
If their expectations are not met in Governor Parnell’s next appointment will KRSA send more e-mails to Juneau; or drones?