• 26 2014 July

    Press Release Regarding The Alaska Superior Court Ruling on Setnet Ban

    PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2014 We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska to move forward.  Regardless of what the backers of the so named “Setnet Initiative” are calling themselves today, this is

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    PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2014 We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska to move forward.  Regardless of what the backers of the so named “Setnet Initiative” are calling themselves today, this is

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  • 07 2014 July

    Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association Funding our Fishermen’s Future Scholarship

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association is proud to offer Funding Our Fishermen’s Future. We will award two $500.00 scholarships, one each to two individuals interested in continuing their education. The scholarships will be awarded to any person currently involved in the commercial fishing industry who is recommended by a KPFA

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    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association is proud to offer Funding Our Fishermen’s Future. We will award two $500.00 scholarships, one each to two individuals interested in continuing their education. The scholarships will be awarded to any person currently involved in the commercial fishing industry who is recommended by a KPFA

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  • 22 2014 June

    2014 Annual Membership Meeting

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association 2014 Annual Meeting Date: Friday, June 27th, 2014 Time: 5-8pm Where: Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Mile 16.5, Kenai, Alaska Agenda: (tentative as time will allow) 5-6pm          Guest Speakers Pat Shields-Comfish Division (CF),Aaron Dupuis-Comfish Division(CF),Jeff Regnart-Comfish Division(CF),

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    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association 2014 Annual Meeting Date: Friday, June 27th, 2014 Time: 5-8pm Where: Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Mile 16.5, Kenai, Alaska Agenda: (tentative as time will allow) 5-6pm          Guest Speakers Pat Shields-Comfish Division (CF),Aaron Dupuis-Comfish Division(CF),Jeff Regnart-Comfish Division(CF),

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  • 19 2014 May

    Fishermen’s BBQ

    PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS INVITES ALL COOK INLET FISHERMAN & PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS EMPLOYEES TO PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 14th FROM 12PM TO 6PM FOR A BBQ PICNIC FEATURING RIBS, HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, POTATO SALAD AND COLESLAW There will be a drawing for prizes.

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    PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS INVITES ALL COOK INLET FISHERMAN & PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS EMPLOYEES TO PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 14th FROM 12PM TO 6PM FOR A BBQ PICNIC FEATURING RIBS, HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, POTATO SALAD AND COLESLAW There will be a drawing for prizes.

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  • 25 2014 April

    Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Aileen Cole, (907)750-0470 Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative WHAT: 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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Aileen Cole, (907)750-0470 Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative WHAT: 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

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    Press Release Regarding The Alaska Superior Court Ruling on Setnet Ban

    PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2014 We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska

    July 26, 2014
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    Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association Funding our Fishermen’s Future Scholarship

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association is proud to offer Funding Our Fishermen’s Future. We will award two $500.00 scholarships, one each to two individuals interested in continuing their education. The

    July 7, 2014
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    2014 Annual Membership Meeting

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association 2014 Annual Meeting Date: Friday, June 27th, 2014 Time: 5-8pm Where: Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Mile 16.5, Kenai, Alaska Agenda:

    June 22, 2014
  • Fishermen’s BBQ

    PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS INVITES ALL COOK INLET FISHERMAN & PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS EMPLOYEES TO PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 14th FROM 12PM TO 6PM FOR A BBQ PICNIC FEATURING RIBS,

    May 19, 2014
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    Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Aileen Cole, (907)750-0470 Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative WHAT: Resources for All Alaskans has submitted a

    April 25, 2014
  • 2014 KPFA Presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

    2014 KPFA Presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

    Following is the link to the 2014 KPFA Presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfFIFZuQpR0&feature=youtu.be  

    February 2, 2014
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    State guts initiative to ban Inlet setnets

    State guts initiative to ban Inlet setnets BY MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2014.01.09 10:02 AM PHOTO/RASHAH MCCHESNEY/PENINSULA CLARION The proposed ballot initiative to ban setnets in nonsubsistence areas

    January 11, 2014
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    Setnet initiative struck down

    Setnet initiative struck down BY MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2014.01.06 04:15 PM The proposed ban on setnets was struck down Monday afternoon as a “prohibited appropriation” under the

    January 7, 2014
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    Lieutenant Governor Treadwell Rejects Initiative to prohibit gill nets, set nets!

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               PR 14-001   Lieutenant Governor Treadwell Rejects Initiative to prohibit gill nets, set nets   January 6, 2014, Anchorage, AK

    January 6, 2014
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    KPFA Letter to DNR Commissioner Balash

      12/23/2013   Commissioner Joe Balash Department of Natural Resources Office of the Commissioner 550 W. 7th. Avenue, Suite 1400 Anchorage, AK 99501   Dear Commissioner Balash, The Kenai Peninsula

    December 30, 2013
  • Mayor Porter and Commissioner Cora Campbell

    Management challenge: Inlet ‘fish wars’ escalate as king productivity ebbs

    BY ANDREW JENSEN Alaska Journal of Commerce Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” It’s a lesson every

    December 14, 2013
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    Strong Cook Inlet sockeye run of 6.1 million forecast for 2014

    BY MOLLY DISCHNER Alaska Journal of Commerce December 1, 2013 Upper Cook Inlet could see another strong year for sockeye returns if the 2014 forecast for 6.1 million fish comes

    December 4, 2013
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    AJOC EDITORIAL: Legal, historic harvest is not bycatch

    BY ANDREW JENSEN, MANAGING EDITOR Published: 2013.11.14 12:12 PM “Words have meaning, and names have power.” The word of the day is bycatch, and those who would use it against Cook

    November 18, 2013
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    Sport effort to eliminate setnetters proposed for ballot

    BY MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2013.11.14 12:17 PM The Cook Inlet fish wars are back in full force, with sport fishermen angling to eliminate commercial setnetters. The newly

    November 15, 2013
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    Carrot, not Stick

    The Rudderpost  Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com Wednesday, 13 November 2013 I was having a conversation with someone the other day about China’s one-child

    November 14, 2013
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    Sport Fishermen Launch New Attack on Cook Inlet Setnetters

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 A new sportfishing group on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is proposing a ban on commercial set net fishing in areas it identifies as “urban” part of the

    November 13, 2013
  • Proposed setnet ban draws fire

    Commercial fishing groups worried about initiative Posted: November 12, 2013 – 9:39pm  |  Updated: November 12, 2013 – 9:45pm By Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion Since the newly formed Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance released its ballot

    November 13, 2013
  • Fishing Industry Fights Back Against Proposed Set-net Ban

      By Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Juneau | November 12, 2013 – 5:37 pm Commercial fishing groups are pushing back against a proposed ballot initiative that would ban a sector of their industry.

    November 13, 2013
  • UFA Responds to AFCA Action to Reallocate Salmon through Initiative

    UFA Press Release For Immediate Release November 12, 2013 UFA Responds to AFCA Action to Reallocate Salmon through Initiative  United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), the statewide commercial fishing industry trade

    November 12, 2013
  • Alaska Salmon Alliance Response to the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance Inc. Ballot Initiative to Ban Set Net Fishing in the Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery

       ASA Press Release November 8, 2013 Alaska Salmon Alliance Response to the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance Inc. Ballot Initiative to Ban Set Net Fishing in the Cook Inlet Salmon

    November 12, 2013
  • Kenai guides and lodge owners attempt to destroy 100 year old salmon fishery in fish grab

    “There is a new fish grab being attempted in Alaska, where a group of sport fishermen, guides and lodge owners are attempting to shut down a 100 year old commercial

    November 12, 2013
  • Press Release

      PRESS RELEASE November 8, 2013 The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance’s recent announcement of a statewide ballot initiative to ban setnets in Alaska’s urban areas, is the latest incarnation of

    November 8, 2013
  • Alan Boraas: Alaska should ban Frankenfish

      By Alan Boraas — comment The word on the Internet is that the Federal Food and Drug Administration is on the verge of final approval for human consumption of AquaBounty’s

    October 27, 2013
  • Tips from the Scales

    By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter If only salmon could talk. Biologists could solve some of the age-old mysteries about these wild, wily creatures, and answer questions regarding Alaska king salmon

    October 23, 2013
  • NPFMC Will Look Further Into Salmon Halibut Bycatch

    Posted 10/13/2013 by – Margaret Bauman Final action is still many months away, but after hours of wrestling anew over trawl fisheries’ incidental harvest of salmon and halibut in the

    October 19, 2013
  • Board to take up Yukon, Bristol Bay Out-Of-Cycle

    By Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce   Published: 2013.10.17 05:06 PM Alaska’s Board of Fisheries agreed to consider Yukon River and Bristol Bay issues out-of-cycle this winter its annual

    October 19, 2013
  • Alaska Fishermen Group Applauds Recent Federal and Corporate Decisions to End Controversial MSC-Only Sustainability Policies

    Alaska Fishermen Group Applauds Recent Federal and Corporate Decisions to End Controversial MSC-Only Sustainability Policies, Welcomes GSA & Sodexo policy changes to recognize Alaska salmon sustainability and reiterates no change

    October 17, 2013
  • First Annual Harvest Open House a Success

      KPFA Hosted our first Annual Harvest Open House on October 12th.  It was a great success!  Everyone shared pie, hot apple cider and coffee in celebration of the Harvest.

    October 16, 2013
  • KPFA Harvest Open House

    Harvest Open House 2013 Just as our commercial fishing families harvest fish all summer, the fall harvest is a time of gathering crops and preparing for a long winter’s rest.

    October 3, 2013
  • Warm Waters May Be Culprit In Higher Salmon Mortality

    Original Source: KMXT.org by Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Back in July KMXT told you about the effects Kodiak’s unusually sunny summer may have on salmon. The weather has since turned to the wet

    August 20, 2013
  • MUG UP

    MUG UP   August 23, 2013   4:00 PM to 6:00 PM   Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building   Please attend this informal meeting and visit with our Board of Directors about this

    August 17, 2013
  • Compass: Finger-pointing won’t put any more kings in the rivers

    Original Source: Anchorage Daily News By KARL JOHNSTONE This summer there have been several ADN Compass pieces, articles from other print and electronic media and countless blogs stoking the fires of

    August 9, 2013
  • Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining

    Original Source: Seward City News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013 Contact: Judy Heilman, Chuitna Citizens Coalition, 907.583.2277 Bob Shavelson, Cook Inletkeeper, 907.299.3277 Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining State

    August 9, 2013
  • My Turn: Seeking consensus on salmon management policies

    Original Source: Juneau Empire By PAUL DALE ALASKA SALMON ALLIANCE It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs. They differentiate us from almost all other

    August 9, 2013
  • Pink salmon harvest exceeds 95 million fish

    by - Margaret Bauman Original Source: The Cordova Times Wild Alaska salmon commercial harvests in Alaska surged to over 140 million fish through Aug. 6, with the catch of pink salmon

    August 9, 2013
  • Governor Appoints Dillingham Man to Board of Fish

    Original Source: Radio Kenai July 31, 2013 Gov. Parnell: “When Vince Webster, when his nomination was declined by the Legislature. I told the Bristol Bay area that I would work

    August 8, 2013
  • Anglers, dipnetters, commercial fishermen exchange barbs at Alaska salmon fretfest

    Original Source: Alaska Dispatch by Craig Medred On the day an Anchorage judge denied the demands of commercial setnet fishermen wanting to harvest more Cook Inlet salmon, anglers and dipnetters

    August 8, 2013
  • Progress Days Parade

    Hello fellow Eastside Setnetters… The Annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade is quickly approaching on Saturday, July 27th. The weekend is filled with a ton of fun community activities and we

    July 26, 2013
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    Fisherman’s Blessing at Nikiski Church of the Nazarene

    On Sunday, July 7, at Nikiski Church of the Nazarene will host the 2013 Fisherman’s Blessing along with a light, continental breakfast. The continental breakfast starts at 9:45 a.m. –

    July 1, 2013
  • Sweeney’s

    Thank you Sweeney’s, locally owned, for contributing to the KPFA annual meeting.

    June 25, 2013
  • Soldotna Hardware & Fishing

    Soldotna Hardware and Fishing, alocally owned business, offers KPFA members a 15% discount on non sale items. They continuously support our Association with door prizes for our annual meeting. Thank

    June 25, 2013
  • KPFA Newsletter

    Date: Friday, June 28th 2013 ATTENTION ALL COMMERCIAL SETNET FISHERMEN: The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association 2013 Annual meeting Where: Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) community meeting room which is located

    June 22, 2013
  • STREAM WATCH VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

    Summer is here! And so is the opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact, on Kenai Peninsula Rivers! Become a Stream Watch volunteer this summer and share river protection information

    June 18, 2013
  • Kenai River Festival – June 7-9

    Kenai River Festival – June 7-9 FUN & INSPIRATION on the banks of the Kenai River! Soldotna Creek Park in downtown Soldotna      FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS  Run for the River * FREE Kid’s Zone * Local Art

    June 6, 2013
  • Salmon Quality for Gillnet Fisheries video series

    Publication Announcement from Alaska Sea Grant Salmon Quality for Gillnet Fisheries video series May 30, 2013 Alaska’s 2013 salmon season is under way. As thousands of commercial fishermen get their

    June 1, 2013
  • KPFA BOOTH at KENAI RIVER FESTIVAL

    KPFA BOOTH at KENAI RIVER FESTIVAL The fishing season is just around the corner and there is no better way to get excited for the 2013 season than by celebrating

    May 30, 2013
  • ATTENTION ALL COMMERCIAL SETNET FISHERMEN, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS OF THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY

    ATTENTION ALL COMMERCIAL SETNET FISHERMEN, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS OF THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association (KPFA) is announcing the date and location of our 2013 Annual meeting! Time: Friday

    May 30, 2013
  • Representative Paul Seaton will hold office hours

    District 30 Representative Paul Seaton will hold office hours in his Kenai office located in room 220 of the Kenai Legislative Office building (145 Main St. Loop Rd.) on Tuesday,

    May 30, 2013
  • Many Factors Will Affect 2013 Wild Salmon Prices

    Many Factors Will Affect 2013 Wild Salmon Prices http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2013/05/many-factors-will-affect-2013-wild.html

    May 30, 2013
  • Copper River Salmon Fishery Off to Solid Start

    Copper River Salmon Fishery Off to Solid Start http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2013/05/copper-river-salmon-fishery-off-to.html

    May 30, 2013
  • Working with the Alaska Board of Fisheries

    http://seagrant.uaf.edu/bookstore/pubs/ASG-59.html

    May 18, 2013
  • ASA Cook Inlet Commercial Salmon Fisheries 2014 BoF PrePlanning Forum

    INVITATION TO 2ND ASA COOK INLET COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERIES 2014 BOF– PRE PLANNING FORUM—and Update on 2013 UCI Management Plan. Please share this announcement with industry colleagues and association members.

    May 16, 2013
  • Peter Micciche Events

    Hello District O Friends and Neighbors, To support our ongoing effort to keep you informed and to always remain accessible to our constituents, Senator Peter Micciche will be speaking at

    May 16, 2013
  • Representative Seaton

    Representative Seaton and staff will hold office hours in his Kenai office (Room 220 in the Kenai LIO, 145 Main StLoop) from noon – 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 16th.

    May 16, 2013
  • KPFA Annual Meeting 2013

    May 11, 2013 ATTENTION ALL COMMERCIAL SETNET FISHERMEN FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association (KPFA) is announcing the date and location of our

    May 16, 2013
  • Fisherman’s Fund Benefit

      Fishermen’s Fund benefits now at $10,000 Posted 04/19/2013 by -Cordova Times Staff Alaska’s Fishermen’s Fund, an emergency medical fund for commercial fishermen now has a benefit limit of $10,000,

    May 6, 2013
  • Response to KRSA

    I think it is important to understand that KRSA has drawn conclusions from our report that we ourselves did not make and with which we do not agree. First of

    May 6, 2013
  • Kenai fishermen jittery about upcoming season after 2012 disaster

    Kenai fishermen jittery about upcoming season after 2012 disaster  http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130430/kenai-fishermen-jittery-about-upcoming-season-after-2012-disaster?fb_comment_id=fbc_242736269201922_989432_242900732518809#f2fb9723b4

    May 2, 2013
  • Kenai River group should focus on river, not Cook Inlet setnetters

    Kenai River group should focus on river, not Cook Inlet setnetters http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130429/kenai-river-group-should-focus-river-not-cook-inlet-setnetters

    May 2, 2013
  • KSRA Clarion Article

    KRSA cause conflict in our community Posted: April 29, 2013 – 1:20pm http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-04-29/krsa-cause-conflict-in-our-community

    May 2, 2013
  • Beluga Whale Sightings

    Sightings of Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet link below: http://www.cookinletbelugas.com/cook-inlet-beluga-whales

    May 2, 2013
  • AK DFG Advisory Committee & Board Meeting Dates

    For the most recent updates on local Advisory Committee and Board meeting dates, check out the ADF&G/Boards Support web site:    http://www.boards.adfg.state.ak.us/ Meeting Dates                      Agenda                                               Location                     Comment Due AK Board of

    April 29, 2013
  • RE: Board of Fish member Vince Webster

    Andrew Jensen Editorial:   http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/April-Issue-2-2013/EDITORIAL-Scapegoating-Webster-is-a-setback-for-Cook-Inlet/   Bob Tkacz article, based on Laws for the Sea article:    http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/April-Issue-2-2013/Sport-group-sinks-Govs-Board-of-Fisheries-nomination/   Seafood.com John Sackton U Tube video about KRSA and the AK Legislature:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWvjipHhy2Q&feature=em-uploademail Video

    April 19, 2013
  • Confirmation – Joint Legislative

    Confirmation was held in the Joint Legislature yesterday, April 7, 2013 at 11:00AM. Tom Kluberton and Reed Morisky were unanimously confirmed; however Webster was not confirmed by 2 votes. His

    April 10, 2013
  • Gov Disappointed with Board of Fisheries Vote

    Appointments Receive Legislative Approval Gov Disappointed with Board of Fisheries Vote http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6436

    April 10, 2013
  • Emails for the Governor and Legislators

    List of emails for the Governor and Legislators: Title First name Last name Email Governor Sean Parnell sean.parnell@alaska.gov Senator Click Bishop Senator.Click.Bishop@akleg.gov Senator John Coghill Senator.John.Coghill@akleg.gov Senator Mike Dunleavy Senator.Mike.Dunleavy@akleg.gov

    April 7, 2013
  • No BoF Confirmation Discussions Today

    The House Resources Committee will NOT be discussing the confirmation of Board of Fisheries appointees during tomorrow afternoon’s (Friday) hearing. Call or email if you have questions, Mary Bea Kenai LIO

    April 5, 2013
  • Agenda Change

    April 5, Friday                   ***AGENDA CHANGE***                                                            1:00pm The House Resources Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss Confirmation Hearings:   Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission; Big Game Commercial Services Board;  Board of Game; Board of Fisheries and

    April 3, 2013
  • Statewide Finfish & Supplemental Issues

    The Meeting Summary from the March 2013 Statewide Finfish and Supplemental Issues is now posted at the following link. http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo

    April 3, 2013
  • Supporting Board of Fisheries Members

    Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association has voted to support returning Board of Fisheries Members, Tom Kluberton and Vince Webster as well as supporting new Member Reed Morisky. The following is the

    April 2, 2013
  • Drift Day Proposal

    The Kenai City Council will meet on April 3, 2013 at Kenai City Council Chambers.  A proposal making Thursday another drift day during the months of May, June and July

    March 31, 2013
  • Update on Upper Cook Inlet Task Force proposal 249. RC 75

    Update on Upper Cook Inlet Task Force proposal 249. RC 75 was submitted by Board Member Webster, RC 88 followed with substitute language. RC 88 was voted down 0-7, Board

    March 27, 2013
  • Fisheries Disasters Funding, Frankenfish Labeling

    Fisheries Disasters Funding, Frankenfish Labeling — Murkowski Morning Meeting, 3/26/2013 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Note to Readers – The U.S. Senate is currently in a state work period, but the MMM

    March 27, 2013
  • Murkowski on Disaster Relief

    Murkowski on Disaster Relief Browser address for 01.28.13 statements from Senator Murkowski on her intentions to support the fisheries disaster relief; http://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=b0d61db9-9d9a-4877-bd4a-aa848a30bf0f&ContentType_id=b94acc28-404a-4fc6-b143-a9e15bf92da4&Group_id=c01df158-d935-4d7a-895d-f694ddf41624&MonthDisplay=1&YearDisplay=2013

    March 27, 2013
  • Murkowski and Begich on Fisheries Disaster Relief

    Murkowski and Begich on Fisheries Disaster Relief http://www.ktuu.com/news/sen-begich-and-murkowski-express-frustration-on-fisheries-aid-ktuu-20130128,0,432891.story

    March 27, 2013
  • Senator Warren amendment for Fishery Disaster Relief

    Senator Warren amendment for Fishery Disaster Relief

    March 27, 2013
  • Senator Murkowski recent statement on Fisheries Relief

    Senator Murkowski recent statement on Fisheries Relief

    March 27, 2013
  • Momentum for Fishery Disaster Funding

    Tuesday, March 26th 2013 I received this today from Senator Murkowski aide, looks good! Probably have to go through a conference committee, we shall she if amendment (#672) makes it

    March 27, 2013
  • Updated: 31 Amendments Agreed to by UC

    Mar 23 2013 04:44 AM Updated: 31 Amendments Agreed to by UC Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 8) Agreed to by UC: Shaheen amendment #149 (DNRF; Inspectors General staffing and reform); Blumenthal amendment #577 (DNRF;

    March 27, 2013
  • Fisheries Disaster Relief Language

    To those who like more descriptive language, here is the latest and the votes on Fishery Disaster Relief. It has a way to go but it is now alive at

    March 27, 2013
  • ESSN Fishermen

    ESSN fishermen, another battle has come and gone we are left holding our heads high knowing that we have not settled for onerous restrictions. We stood our ground and did

    March 23, 2013
  • Recruiting Event

    What: Recruiting Event – Alaska Midtown Job Center When: Monday, March 18 Time: 10am – 4pm (Morning Questions/Answers and Afternoon Interviews) 3301 Eagle Street, Room 102 Anchorage, AK 99503

    March 16, 2013
  • Online Advisory and Public Comments

    Advisory and public written comments are now posted online: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo

    March 11, 2013
  • Presentation from Wayne Dyok Lead Project Manager for the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project

    You have been invited to attend an informative presentation of your particular interest RE: Presentation from Wayne Dyok Lead Project Manager for the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project TOPIC: Environmental Studies and Fisheries DATE: March 9th,

    March 7, 2013
  • Senator Micciche’s Legislative Update

    Senator Micciche’s Legislative Update

    March 7, 2013
  • ASMI Video

    Pat Shields Upper Cook Inlet Area Manager BIOLOGISTS http://www.wildalaskaflavor.com/videos/?term_filter=biologists

    March 7, 2013
  • STATEWIDE FINFISH AND SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES

    ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES   STATEWIDE FINFISH AND SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES   March 19–24, 2013   Hilton Hotel - Anchorage   500 W. Third Avenue       TENTATIVE AGENDA   http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/regulations/regprocess/fisheriesboard/pdfs/2012-2013/statewide/statewide_agenda_2013.pdf     TENTATIVE

    March 4, 2013
  • KPFA Update

    March 3, 2013 Statewide Board of Fish will be meeting in Anchorage at the Hilton; March 19 – 24, 2013, comments for this meeting are due Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    March 4, 2013
  • Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee

    The Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet March 6th at the CIAA building on K-Beach road to finalize comments on Statewide BOF proposals.  For more information contact Mike Crawford

    March 1, 2013
  • Peninsula Clarion Articles

    A King-sized Divide, Peninsula Clarion, February 17, 2013 http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-16 Two halibut panel seats open http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-25

    February 28, 2013
  • Senator Lesil McGuire Link

    http://www.alaskasenate.org/mcguire/

    February 28, 2013
  • Skyview Canned Food Drive

    Skyview High School is having a canned food drive for the Food Bank from now until March 19; Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association would like to help them. There will be

    February 28, 2013
  • FYI

    FYI Today, the 26th of February the House Transportation Committee will be hearing House Bill 109 to move naming the Sterling Highway bridge at the Kasilof River to the Michael G. Wiley memorial bridge.  Please testify

    February 26, 2013
  • Online Survey

    Alaska’s seafood industry is the state’s largest private employer. An estimated 30,000 people participate in the harvesting of fish and shellfish in Alaska each year.   To better support the fishing, seafood and maritime industries,

    February 26, 2013
  • UCI Final Recommendations

    February 21, 2013
  • Membership Renewal

    2013 is speeding by.  Some of you have already renewed your membership for 2013. THANK YOU!  The Board of Directors have been very busy keeping themselves informed, attending meetings, making

    February 19, 2013
  • Hospice Event

    Hospice is holding their annual Wine Event, Saturday February 23, 2013 from 530PM till 1000PM at the Kenai Senior Center, they are looking for volunteers to help serve wine. If you are 21

    February 19, 2013
  • First Session of 28th Alaska State Legislature

    First Session of 28th Alaska State Legislature Representative Bob Herron Document

    February 16, 2013
  • House Fisheries

    Last Tuesday, we started the day by hearing a presentation from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) on forgone harvest.  There are some rivers in Alaska where salmon

    February 16, 2013
  • Fish & Game Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet February 20th at 6:30 pm at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach road to review BOF task force issues.  For

    February 6, 2013
  • Latest UCI Task Force Info

    Latest UCI Task Force information for February 14, 2013 meeting.

    February 1, 2013
  • What happens to all the leaves?

    For more articles go to www.kenaiwatershed.org. What happens to all the leaves? December 2012 www.kenaiwatershed.org By Dr. David Wartinbee, Kenai Peninsula College – Professor of Biology, KWF Board of Directors There are

    January 28, 2013
  • The Waypoint Issue

    01.17.2013 The Waypoint

    January 23, 2013
  • Informational Proposals to the UCI Task Force

    These are informational proposals that were submitted to the UCI Task Force Task Force Proposal 01.14.2013

    January 22, 2013
  • Informational Docs Submitted to UCI Task Force

    These are informational documents that were submitted to the UCI Task Force ADFG Run Reconstruction and Interim Escapement Goal Recommendation for Kenai River Late Run Chinook Salmon

    January 22, 2013
  • Current Submission to UCI Task Force

    These are informational documents/proposals/positions that were and are currently being submitted to the UCI Task Force. 01.15.2013 Kramer Proposal 2013 Kenai LR King stepdown concept – Delaney CIFF Position

    January 22, 2013
  • Begich Statement on House Version of Natural Disaster Supplemental Funding Bill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Miller, press secretary January 15, 2013 (907) 258-9304 office 2013-14 (907) 350-4846 cell Begich Statement on House Version of Natural Disaster Supplemental Funding Bill Sen.

    January 16, 2013
  • New late-run Kenai king escapement goal ready for review

    The Mouth of The Kenai January 9, 2013 · 7:12 pm New late-run Kenai king escapement goal ready for review By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter The new numbers are out, setting

    January 16, 2013
  • Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee Election

    The Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting January 16th at the Soldotna Sports Center at 6:30 pm.  Agenda will include comments on the draft MOU and additional agenda items are

    January 15, 2013
  • SBA Loans for September Storms

    FYI, Anyone that has had damage due to the storms this last September can qualify for an SBA loan if you meet the criteria. ___________________ Attached is the fact sheet

    January 10, 2013
  • Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council

    Cook Inlet Navigator January 2013 Click to View

    January 9, 2013
  • Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee

    The Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting January 16th at the Soldotna Sports Center at 6:30 pm.  Agenda will include comments on the draft MOU and additional agenda items are

    January 9, 2013
  • Board of Fisheries News

    Alaska Board of Fisheries Member Bill Brown resigned from his position effective Monday, January 7, 2013, due to personal reasons.

    January 8, 2013
  • Kulluk Update

    At this point, the Kulluk is traveling north at 4 plus knots. Infrared cameras have not detected any contaminants in the water around the rig. Destination is a port of

    January 7, 2013
  • Data Request Available

    The data requests from November 16, 2013 are now available. For future updates go to the link below: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=ucitaskforce.datarequests ______________ Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries Task Force Data Requests

    January 7, 2013
  • Public Meeting of AK Board of Fish UCI Task Force

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES’ UPPER COOK INLET TASK FORCE The Upper Cook Inlet Task Force of the Board of Fisheries (Board) will meet from

    January 3, 2013
  • ALERT!!

    ALERT!! Please contact your US House of Representative immediately regarding the Sandy Relief Bill. The House Bill excludes the $150 million for fishery economic disasters, of the $150 million, $40

    January 3, 2013
  • IMPORTANT! Contact Your Local Congressional Representative

    January 3, 2013 Please contact your local Congressional Representative regarding the Sandy Relief Bill.  This bill passed the Senate with $40 million dollars for fishery disaster in Alaska. Don’t let

    January 3, 2013
  • Letter to Governor re: Board Generated Proposals

    12 24 12 Letter to Governor on Board Generated Proposals 12.25.12 Johnstone on BGP

    December 28, 2012
  • Sunken Vessels

    Through our contact with the ADEC, staff has been made aware of two vessels sinking in JakolofBay. The Seldovia/Jakolof Bay area received approximately four feet of snow over the holiday which

    December 28, 2012
  • AK, NE fisheries may get $150 million in aid

    Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AK, NE fisheries may get $150 million in aid as part of $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Kodiak Daily Mirror] by James

    December 28, 2012
  • Rep. Pallone Requests Funding for Fisheries

    Rep. Pallone Requests Funding for Fisheries Impacted by Disaster in Superstorm Sandy Appropriations Bill http://pallone.house.gov/press-release/rep-pallone-requests-funding-fisheries-impacted-disaster-superstorm-sandy

    December 28, 2012
  • UFA Teleconference

    UFA had a teleconference on Thursday, December 20th. The current President, Arni Thomson is resigning as of December 31st. to take up his new position. UFA bylaws state the current Vice-President, Bruce Wallace, shall replace

    December 28, 2012
  • Reference to disaster declaration 2012

    Reference to disaster declaration 2012

    December 28, 2012
  • Holiday Open House

    On Saturday the 29th of December 2012, Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association would like to invite you to a “Holiday Open House”, at Cook Inlet Aquaculture, from 1:00 PM to 3:30

    December 22, 2012
  • The story behind the 80hp electric outboard.

    View Story at WorkBoat.com

    December 22, 2012
  • Guidelines for the SBA loans.

    Guidelines for the SBA loans. AK 13393 Fact Sheet (Chinook Salmon Fishery Disaster)

    December 21, 2012
  • AEA files Revised Study Plan for Susitna-Watana Hydro

    AEA files Revised Study Plan for Susitna-Watana Hydro The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) submitted its Susitna-Watana Hydro Revised Study Plan to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Friday, Dec.

    December 21, 2012
  • Legislature 2008 Testimony

    FYI, Testimony given to the Legislature in 2008 Majority Caucus. 12 17 12 CISC Penney

    December 21, 2012
  • How one Alaskan fishing community is saving the salmon

    The Town of King Salmon How one Alaskan fishing community is saving the salmon by Bill McKibben May-June 1998 Read more: http://www.utne.com/Environment/Bristol-Bay-Town-of-King-Salmon-and-Saving-Salmon-by-Bill-McKibben.aspx#ixzz2FRaN8mT0 Early in this century, the first commercial fleets

    December 19, 2012
  • ADF&G Memo: ESSN Chinook salmon MSA

    Download the PDF

    December 18, 2012
  • Kenai/Soldotna Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Kenai/Soldotna Advisory Committee will meet on December 19, 2012, at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building starting at 6:30PM, the following letter will be part of that discussion. Please attend if

    December 13, 2012
  • House and Senate Committees Announced

    The Alaska State Senate Majority and the Alaska House Majority Caucus have announced Committee leadership positions for the 28th Alaska Legislature scheduled to reconvene in Juneau on January 15, 2013.

    December 4, 2012
  • New CIRCAC E-Newsletter

    CIRCAC is pleased to post its first monthly E-Newsletter titled Cook Inlet Navigator. They have also created a Facebook page. Their goal is to provide news and updates on a

    December 4, 2012
  • Susitna River Salmon Habitat

    Note that the date to submit public comment for the Susitna River Dam project (Project No. 14241-001) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is  Jan. 18, 2013. You may use this link (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp) to

    December 3, 2012
  • Disaster Recovery Loans Available

    Disaster Recovery Loans Available Officials with the U.S. Small Business Administration have released notice (http://www.adn.com/2012/11/22/2701102/sba-says-loans-available-after.html) that low interest federal disaster recovery loans are available to Cook Inlet fishermen due to

    November 29, 2012
  • 2013 Calendar Gift

    Select Photo to see a larger image. All photos are much higher quality in the calendar than are displayed in the thumbnails. For a minimum $20 donation you will receive

    November 28, 2012
  • Salmon Task Force Meeting Updates

    The December meeting of the Salmon Task Force has been canceled. The January meeting will take place as scheduled.

    November 28, 2012
  • Cook Inlet Aquaculture Board of Directors Meeting

    Cook Inlet Aquaculture will be having a Board of Directors meeting on Saturday November 16, 2012 at 10:00AM at their building on Kalifornsky Beach Rd.

    November 15, 2012
  • Board of Fish Task Force Meeting

    Reminder of the Board of Fish Task Force meeting on Friday November 16, 2012 at the Kenai Peninsula College, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    November 15, 2012
  • Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet November 15, 2012 at 6:30PM at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building. Joint Board proposal submissions, comments on Board of Fisheries and

    November 15, 2012
  • Economic Injury Worksheet

    For those of you that have misplaced your Economic Injury Worksheet, here is the link to print one: Economic Injury Worksheet Download Please send them to: State of Alaska Division

    November 15, 2012
  • Venue Change for Board of Fisheries task force meeting

    There has been a venue change for the first Board of Fisheries task force meeting on November 16.  Instead of being held at the CIAA building, it will now be

    November 9, 2012
  • 2012-2013 Proposal Book Available

    2012-2013 Proposal Book Available Supplemental Proposals 236-249 (PDF 299 kB) PROPOSAL 249 – 5 aac 21.359. Kenai River Late-Run King Salmon Management Plan. ISSUE:  This is a placeholder proposal to review department escapement goal changes

    November 9, 2012
  • 2012 UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY SEASON SUMMARY

    2012 UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY SEASON SUMMARY http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/home/news/pdfs/newsreleases/cf/237160620.pdf

    November 9, 2012
  • Kenai City Council Meeting

    Please attend the Kenai City Council meeting on November 7, 2012 at 7:00PM and support the resolution of a Seafood Industry Economic Study Analysis for the entire Kenai Peninsula Borough.

    November 7, 2012
  • SBA Forms Reminder

    Friendly reminder to permit holders to fill out your SBA forms and send them in. These forms will be used to help our Congressional Delegation get appropriation of funds for

    November 3, 2012
  • Laine Welch: Salmon survey casts wide net but falls short in one area

    http://www.adn.com/2012/11/03/2681202/laine-welch-salmon-survey-casts.html

    November 3, 2012
  • Trunk N Treat

    Thank you’s going out to the following folks for all their help at the wildly successful 2012 Trunk or Treat event: Megan Smith for all her work in coordinating KPFA’s

    October 28, 2012
  • Editorial: Board must take up kings, take no more from setnetters

    Editorial: Board must take up kings, take no more from setnetters JOURNAL OF COMMERCE The — now official —disaster in Cook Inlet during the 2012 salmon season is back in

    October 26, 2012
  • The Boys & Girls Club Trunk-or-Treat

    Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association will be participating in The Boys & Girls Club Trunk-or-Treat this year, on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 4:00PM to 6:00PM, look for our Banner. Located outside

    October 26, 2012
  • 18th Annual Pie & Dessert Auction Tonight

    The Soldotna Chamber will be Hosting their 18th Annual Pie & Dessert Auction Tonight at the Soldotna Sports Center, doors open at 5:00PM, KPFA with the help of baker Evelyn Brandt

    October 26, 2012
  • Board of Fish October Work Session Agenda Change Requests Summary of Actions List

    Board of Fish October Work Session Agenda Change Requests Summary of Actions List http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/regulations/regprocess/fisheriesboard/pdfs/2012-2013/worksession/soa-ws2012.pdf

    October 22, 2012
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting

    Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting, October 23, 2012 at 7:00PM, at Borough Building in Soldotna Please attend and support an “Economics of the Seafood Industry in the Kenai Peninsula Borough,”

    October 22, 2012
  • Trunk or Treat Update

    TRUNK OR TREAT UPDATE Planning for KPFA’s participation in the annual Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration taking place on Saturday, October 27, is well under way. Donations are still needed.

    October 19, 2012
  • Laine Welch: Fish and Game wants help figuring out king decline

    Laine Welch: Fish and Game wants help figuring out king decline Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/10/13/2659615/fish-and-game-wants-help-figuring.html#storylink=cpy By Laine welch — Fisheries State fishery managers are asking Alaskans to help figure what

    October 17, 2012
  • Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries Task Force

    ** There is some discrepancy in the interpretation of the language on whether the original intent was 7 members or 9.  As soon as KPFA finds out the correct information

    October 17, 2012
  • Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee

    Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will be meeting tonight at 6:30PM at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, Board of Game and Board of Fish proposals will be the topic of discussion.

    October 17, 2012
  • KPFA Newsletter

    READY TO GIVE UP THE SHIP? OCTOBER 2012 Hello Fellow Setnetters, As of this printing, most of you like me, are still reeling from the social and economic disaster that was

    October 12, 2012
  • Link to Task Force

    Link to Task Force However there was an amendment to RC24 to include a 9th member as saltwater recreation fishermen. http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.main Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries Task Force Deadline

    October 12, 2012
  • Legislative Communication from Representative Paul Seaton

    Legislative Communication from Representative Paul Seaton Rep. Seaton: I just wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Chinook Salmon Symposium and Information page this morning (see below for

    October 12, 2012
  • Board of Fish Update

    The Board of Fish took no action on ACR’s 4 & 17 today, however they did support a task force that will be Co-Chaired by BOF members Tom Kluberton and

    October 10, 2012
  • 2012 Alaska Chinook Salmon Symposium Overview

    2012 Alaska Chinook Salmon Symposium Overview Photo courtesy of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will host a scientific symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, October 22nd & 23rd 2012.

    October 4, 2012
  • Westmark Anchorage Hotel & KPFA

    Westmark Anchorage Hotel is pleased to welcome the Kenai Penisula Fishermen’s Association (KPFA)  Anchorage Fisheries Meeting Attendees Call 1-800-544-0970 and ask for the special room rate for the KPFA Members

    October 4, 2012
  • Special Thanks

    KPFA would like to thank the following for contributing to the basket for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, “Renaissance in Kenai”, fund raiser October 6, 2012; Peninsula Processing & Smokehouse,

    October 4, 2012
  • BOF Worksession and the King Salmon Symposium

    Anchorage Westmark Hotel is offering special rates to KPFA members and interested parties that would like to attend the Council Meeting, BOF Worksession and the King Salmon Symposium. The rate

    October 2, 2012
  • The Business Outreach and Community Awareness Committee

    The Business Outreach and Community Awareness Committee of Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association would like to participate in the annual Kenai Chamber of Commerce Fall Fundraiser by providing a basket for

    October 2, 2012
  • News Upate

    Watch for our newsletter in your mail, enclosed will be a membership/contribution and an SBA economic injury disaster form.

    October 2, 2012
  • ADFG Worksession Information Link

    The Link below will take you to the Department of Fish & Game webpage for information on the upcoming Worksession October 9 & 10. Now on this page are Recorded

    September 29, 2012
  • New Sonar Technologies 2012

    To download the New Sonar Technology PDF, please select this link.

    September 27, 2012
  • Fishing for Answers – Redoubt Reporter

    September 26, 2012 · 9:57 am Fishing for answers — Department representatives hear comments from fishermen By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter Representatives from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got what

    September 27, 2012
  • Fish Under Fire – Redoubt Reporter

    September 26, 2012 · 9:57 am Fish under fire — State officials field questions, answer complaints from fishermen By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter There are a lot of ifs involved in whether

    September 27, 2012
  • Alaska Chinook Symposium

    2012 Alaska Chinook Salmon Symposium Overview The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will host a scientific symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, October 22nd & 23rd 2012. The symposium will take place

    September 27, 2012
  • Assistance Programs

    Assistance Programs Business Outreach/Community Awareness Committee As we all know, the effects of our past disastrous season have left many of our families, permit holders, crewmembers, friends and businesses in

    September 27, 2012
  • Board of Fish

    ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES 2012 WORK SESSION – October 9-10, 2012 and Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Project Report- October 11, 2012 Egan Civic & Convention Center, Anchorage TENTATIVE AGENDA

    September 27, 2012
  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will conduct a two-day Work Session beginning at 8:30 a.m., October 9-10, 2012, at

    September 25, 2012
  • Casting about for Answers – Redoubt Reporter

    Casting about for answers — Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association to host town hall-style meeting with Fish and Game commissioner By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter The nets are back in storage, the

    September 24, 2012
  • Thank You

    Thank you everyone that volunteered at the meeting on September 21, 2012. ~ KPFA Board of Directors

    September 24, 2012
  • Political Committee and Technology & Communication Committee

    The Political Committee and Technology & Communication Committee will meet October 2, 2012 at the KPFA meeting room. Political at 6:00PM and Technology & Communication at 7:PM.

    September 24, 2012
  • Alaska Marine Conservation Council Action Alert

    Alaska Marine Conservation Council Action Alert Take Action to Ensure Observer Program Increases Coverage on Trawl Vessels and Provides Electonic Monitoring   What’s Happening: A New Observer Program Promised to Improve Bycatch

    September 24, 2012
  • Live Audio Link to Meeting

    www.alaskalegislature.tv

    September 20, 2012
  • Reminder: Town Hall Meeting

    Town Hall Meeting, Friday September 21, 2012, Peninsula Grace Brethren Church 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Rd. Soldotna 10:00AM to 12:00PM Economic Relief 1:00PM to 3:00PM Department of Fish & Game

    September 20, 2012
  • NOAA Fisheries Service Letter

    NOAA Fisheries Service External Affairs September 19, 2012 Fisheries of the U.S., 2011 Statistical Report Card for U.S. Fisheries Today, we release Fisheries of the U.S., 2011, our yearbook of

    September 20, 2012
  • ADFG Swanton Letter

    Download the Swanton Letter

    September 18, 2012
  • Commissioner Campbell

    Commissioner Campbell will be on KSRM’s sound-off program for the first 30 minutes on Friday, September 21, 2012.

    September 18, 2012
  • Parade Photos

    September 17, 2012
  • Request for Questions

    UPDATE September 13, 2012 At KPFA’s request through our local legislators there will be a parallel meeting to the Mat-Su  public meeting on September 21, 2012 with the Commissioner, Department

    September 14, 2012
  • Southcentral Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

    Southcentral Subsistence Regional Advisory Council c/o U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1011 East Tudor Road, MS 121 Anchorage, Alaska 99503 Phone: 786-3629 or 1-800-478-1456, Fax: 786-3898   October 15-16, 2012 public meeting of the Southcentral Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

    September 14, 2012
  • Alaska Delegation Lauds Commerce Fisheries Disaster Declaration

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2012  Alaska Delegation Lauds Commerce Fisheries Disaster Declaration WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Commerce today declared a resource disaster for the Yukon River, Kuskokwim

    September 14, 2012
  • Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project Website

    http://www.susitna-watanahydro.org

    September 14, 2012
  • Department of Commerce’s Alaska Marine Trades Business Questionnaire

    Dear Seafood Industry Businesses, Leaders, Officials and Partners, The Department of Commerce’s Alaska Marine Trades Business Questionnaire is set to close on September 15 and we need help encouraging your

    September 14, 2012
  • Christy Lee Fender System Repair

    Here is the latest update on the Christy Lee fender system repair. Two flexi floats have been replaced and work has begun on the permanent fender system winches. Welders continue

    September 11, 2012
  • Technology & Communication Committee

    Looks like we need to change the Technology & Communication Committee and the Political Committee meetings scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 13, due to the Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory

    September 11, 2012
  • Tesoro’s Oil Spill

    Tesoro’s Oil Spill Planning Manager notified Cook Inlet RCAC along with state and federal agencies of a release of approximately 42 gallons of gasoline additive (described by Tesoro as a

    September 7, 2012
  • Wild Women

    Wild Women will sponsor a meeting on September 14, 2012 at 5:30PM at CIAA. Guest Speaker Ken Tarbox, topic age composition and fry in the Lake. Anyone is invited and encouraged to

    September 7, 2012
  • Information & Updates

    Board of Fisheries (BOF) Worksession, ACR’s, Cycle Organization and Stocks of Conern, October 9 – 11, 2012 The place for this meeting has been changed to the Egan Civic &

    September 7, 2012
  • KPFA Committees

    The following are committees that have been formed and tentative meeting dates to appoint a Chair and organize;  Research Committee met on August 31, 2012 – Chair Todd Smith Fundraising

    September 7, 2012
  • Wild Women

    Wild Women will be meeting CIAA on September 6, 2012, at 5:30PM, Part 2 of Ken Tarbox presentation.

    September 5, 2012
  • King Salmon Swimming Through Pinks – DIDSON

    To view the video of a king salmon swimming through pink salmon from the DIDSON sonar, click here.

    September 5, 2012
  • KSRM Interview – Willow Fish Summit

    Listen to the interview of Paul Shadura on KSRM. KSRM Willow Fish Summit Interview

    September 5, 2012
  • Sonar Website

    To view information regarding the sonar from the Sonar Website, please visit: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=sonar.main

    September 4, 2012
  • Registered Permit Holders Update

    As of August 31, 2012, the official number of permit holders that registered for buoy tags is 447.

    September 4, 2012
  • Meeting in Mat-Su

    Valley Delegation & Parnell Administration, Commissioner Campbell meeting on Mat-Su and Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries, August 29, 2012, 3:00PM, at Willow Island Resort, Mile 71.5 Parks Highway.

    August 27, 2012
  • Invitation to Discuss the Post 2012 Fishing Season

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association (KPFA) is requesting our Kenai Peninsula delegation to invite our Commissioner of Fish and Game, Cora Campbell, and representatives from Governor Parnell’s administration to the

    August 24, 2012
  • Restoration of Kenai River habitat gets federal boost

    by Cordova Times Staff A ranking Interior Department official will meet with state and local officials and community organizations in Soldotna on Aug. 24 to highlight reasons why the Kenai River partnership effort

    August 23, 2012
  • Kenai Industry Appreciation Days 2012

    Industry Appreciation Days, Saturday August 25, 2012, 12N to 4PM. KPFA has a booth and a net pulling contest, if you are able to volunteer please contact Chris at 252-1080

    August 23, 2012
  • Latest News Story

    August 23, 2012
  • Didson Footage of Chinook Salmon

    DIDSON footage of a chinook passing through… Each king salmon that swims through the ensonified area is a king salmon. This shows a king salmon at the 8 meter mark.

    August 21, 2012
  • Kenai Chinook Daily Didson Estimates

    Preliminary Didson Kenai king salmon daily estimates 2010 2011 2012 1-Jul 149 374 189 2-Jul 208 513 110 3-Jul 90 338 123 4-Jul 247 313 76 5-Jul 340 369 58

    August 21, 2012
  • Primary Election Support

    On Tuesday August 21, 2012 the KPFA board of directors voted to support, for the primary election, the incumbent for Senate District “O”; Thomas H. Wagoner, as well as the

    August 21, 2012
  • East Side Setnet Opening

    Kenai, Kasilof and East Foreland section will fish from 11 am until 11 pm on Thursday August 9, 2012. Take note, our regular period has been pushed back four hours.

    August 8, 2012
  • Commercial Fishing Meeting Postponed

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to several unexpected scheduling conflicts, the Wednesday Commercial Fishing Meeting will be postponed. Pertinent season information and the post-season analysis will not be

    August 7, 2012
  • Eastside Setnetters 2012 United We Stand

    Eastside Setnetters 2012 United We Stand Video. Very well done by Sarah Hudkins. Spread the word! The Last Harvest

    August 6, 2012
  • East Side Setnet Opening

    All East Side Setnetters are fishing Monday, August 6th, 2012, for the regular period from 7 am to 7 pm. You may listen to the announcement from the Commercial Fishing

    August 5, 2012
  • Attn: KPFA Members and Permit Holders

    There will be and information and update meeting Friday, August 3 @ 6:30 pm at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. Your attendance would be appreciated.

    August 1, 2012
  • KPFA Donation Now Live

    Anyone who would like to make a donation to KPFA may now do so. Spread the word!

    August 1, 2012
  • Alaska Board of Fisheries Update

    The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted down the petition put forth by Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA), which proposed to extend the Kenai River Late-run King Salmon Management Plan through

    August 1, 2012
  • KPFA Meeting Members and Permit Holders

    KPFA membership and permit holders meeting at 6:30PM, August 3, 2012, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building

    July 31, 2012
  • Industry Appreciation Days

    August 25, 2012 is the Industry Appreciation Days, at the Park Strip in Kenai, 12:00PM to 4:00PM, KPFA has a booth and does a net pulling contest.

    July 31, 2012
  • Food Bank Annual Soup Bowl Dinner

    August 18, 2012 is the Food Bank annual Soup Bowl Dinner, Commercial Fishing groups, businesses and processors donate a basket to be auctioned, this year we are including a sled

    July 31, 2012
  • KPFA Board Meeting Report

    To try and remain as transparent as possible to our members, it will remain our goal to keep our membership informed when we meet and topics discussed. Last night we

    July 27, 2012
  • Progress Days Parade

    We will be having a float in the Progress Days Parade in Soldotna on July 28, We need people to bring their signs and wear their setnetters T-shirt if you

    July 26, 2012
  • ADFG Announcement

    On July 25, 2012 the Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fisheries staff estimated the total Kenai River sockeye salmon run through July 23 to be 3.3 million fish. The final run

    July 25, 2012
  • Outreach and PR Committees

    There is also a meeting tomorrow at 12:00N at KPFA for the Outreach and PR committees.

    July 25, 2012
  • KTUU Covers KPFA Meeting

    Channel 2 (KTUU) covered the KPFA meeting on July 24, 2012. The video link is available (KPFA Meeting Video)

    July 25, 2012
  • Potential Talking Points

    Potential talking points when you call your legislators. -Overescaping the sockeye salmon in the Kenai River is damaging future sockeye runs. -As high as 40% of Eastside king salmon harvest

    July 25, 2012
  • Facebook

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association has a new Facebook page where we encourage you to check for updates and join the discussion. The link to our Facebook is www.facebook.com/kpfa907.

    July 24, 2012
  • Call to Action

    In light of the recent fishing closures, the KPFA is urging the entire community to contact the appropriate individuals to make changes in the management of the Cook Inlet fishery.

    July 24, 2012
  • KPFA Update Meeting

    KPFA has called a meeting for 1:00 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture to communicate the status and updates to the Cook Inlet set net fishery.

    July 24, 2012
  • Subscribe to KPFA

    If you would like to receive official email news and announcements from the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, please complete the information below to subscribe. Please check your email to verify

    July 22, 2012
  • KPFA’s Website

    The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association launched our new web presence on July 22, 2012. Our website will be one of our primary tools for disseminating information and communicating news and

    July 22, 2012