Board of Fisheries

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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Commercial setnet fisher Paul Shadura talks to Alaska Board of Fisheries member Orville Huntington during a lunch break in the triennial Upper Cook Inlet board meetings Feb. 9, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cook Inlet Setnetter Gary Hollier stands near a fish sculpture during the Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings on the Cook Inlet Feb. 9, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion (left)Brian Gabriel, Todd Smith, Megan Smith, Chris Every, Amber Every and Sarah Frostad-Hudkins give a presentation to the Board of Fisheries during the public comment portion of the Upper Cook Inlet meeting Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. Public comment was scheduled to end Sunday but will likely continue on Monday as the board stopped working for the day at 1p.m. They will reconvene Monday at 8 a.m at the Egan Center.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion More than 200 people signed up to testify during the first weekend of the triennial Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Fisheries biologist Rob Massengill works during a break in deliberations at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings Feb. 2, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dwight Kramer, executive director of the Kenai Area Fishermen's Coalition, listens to public testimony Monday Feb. 10, 2014 during the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Board of Fisheries member from Kodiak, Sue Jeffrey talks to setnetter Greg Johnson during a break in deliberations Feb. 10, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A group of Alaska Department of Fish and Game employees, the Commissioner for ADFG and Board of Fisheries members gather during a break from deliberations Monday Feb. 3, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kenai River fishing guide Monte Roberts reacts after giving testimony on a regulatory change to the sportfishery on the Kenai River Monday Feb. 10, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kenai City Manager Rick Koch talks about the city's personal use dipnet fishery — the largest in the state — during public testimony Feb. 1, 2014 during the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting on the Upper Cook Inlet in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cook Inlet setnetter Jeff Beaudoin takes a nap after lunch as the Alaska Board of Fisheries takes up a suite of proposals on the personal use fisheries Feb. 11, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Alaska Board of Fisheries members Sue Jeffrey, of Kodiak, and Fritz Johnson, of Dillingham, listen to public testimony during a committee meeting on proposed fishing regulations, Monday Feb. 10, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Commercial setnet fishers Todd Smith and Amber Every chat during the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Alaska Board of Fisheries chairman Karl Johnstone and Fritz Johnson, board member from Dillingham, chat off-the-record in the staff and board member area of the Summit Hall meeting room Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion (left) Roland Maw and Dave Martin, from the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, John Jensen, Board of Fisheries member from Petersburg, and Bruce Gabrys, a commercial drift fisherman, talk during a break in the meeting of the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A crowd gathered with Alaska Board of Fisheries members Tom Kluberton and Orville Huntington after the boartded voted in favor of a new, higher escapement goal for late run Kenai river king salmon during a meeting Monday Feb. 3, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A group of commercial and sport fishermen work through a proposal that would change make several changes to commercial fishing in the Cook Inlet during the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Sportfishing guide Monte Roberts gives testimony during the Alaska Board of Fisheries deliberations Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Board of Fisheries members Sue Jeffrey, of Kodiak, and John Jensen, of Petersburg, gran a piece of red velvet cake meant to celebrate a board commendation for Lance Nelson, a senior assistant attorneys general in the natural resources section of the state's department of law who has been served several years with the board Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Clam Gulch Setnetter Brent Johnson seen through two of the sea of chairs set up for the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Assistant Area Management Biolgoist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Aaron Dupuis hangs a map during a break in the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A group of commercial fishers, primarily drift gillnet fishermen in the Cook Inlet, work on a proposal to limit the fleet with Board of Fisheries member Tom Kluberton Sunday Feb. 8, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula ClarionA crowd gathered with Alaska Board of Fisheries members Tom Kluberton and Orville Huntington after the board voted in favor of a new, higher escapement goal for late run Kenai river king salmon during a meeting Monday Feb. 3, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. The vote was later reconsidered and voted down Tuesday morning.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Board of Fisheries Fritz Johnson, of Bristol Bay, hears from Alaska Salmon Alliance Executive Director Arni Thomson during the second day of the two-week board meeting Feb. 1, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion (left) Setnetter Gary Hollier chats with law enforcement and Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial division employees Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dennis Randa looks at a controversial proposal for changes to the Kenai River king salmon late run Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 during the Alaska Board of Fisheries.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Alaska Board of Fisheries member Tom Kluberton, of Talkeetna, talks about suite of changes to the late run management plan for Kenai River king salmon during the Upper Cook Inlet meeting Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Pat Shields, commercial area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Soldotna talks with users during the triennial Upper Cook Inlet Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting Feb. 1, 2014 at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kenai River guide Monte Roberts talks to Board of Fisheries chairman Karl Johnstone Monday Feb. 10, 2014 during the triennial Upper Cook Inlet board meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion (left) Sarah Frostad-Hudkings, Amber Every and Todd Smith, commercial setnet fishers, watch the Alaska Board of Fisheries deliberate a proposal to raise the escapement goal for Kenai River king salmon — a proposition that could mean reduced fishing time and thousands of dollars in loss of revenue for the setnetters at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The proposal was passed and then rescinded the next morning.
 

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