Saturday, November 25, 2006

New Alaska fishing book: Kodiak Fishing at any Angle

Kodiak Fishing at any Angle is Bernard Rosenberg's latest contribution to the essentials of an Alaska fishing information library. Recently released with 18 chapters spanning 226 pages and hundreds of color photographs, this one will be an important reference if you are planning to wet a line on Alaska's "emerald isle."

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Fed Subsistence Board Decides for Kenai River Priority

The Federal Subsistence Board in a controversial move on Friday decided that Ninilchik residents have traditional fishing rights on the Kenai River. The Anchorage Daily News reported:

"The board on Friday approved Ninilchik's status for a subsistence preference despite the state's objections, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game may consider a lawsuit, a department official said. Next spring the federal board will decide how Ninilchik residents may fish in the area, and how many fish they get."

Read the entire article in the Anchorage Daily News >>>

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Time to Revise the Advisory Committee System

From an editorial by ADFG Deputy Commissioner Wayne Regelin in Alaska Wildlife News:

"The Local Fish and Game Advisory Committee system is an essential part of the Board of Fisheries and Board of Game process. It provides an effective mechanism for citizen involvement in the fish and game regulatory process.

The advisory committee system was established in 1959 by the First Alaska State Legislature. Over time, the number of committees has grown without limits or any overall plan. Consequently, today we have an unwieldy 81 advisory committees on the books. Some advisory committees represent numerous villages over extensive areas while others represent single small villages in close proximity to other villages that also have an advisory committee. Some small communities have a difficult time maintaining active advisory committees. Presently, 17 of the 81 committees are inactive and some have been inactive for many years."

Read the entire article >>>