Fishing for answers

Fishing for answers
Peninsulaclarion.com – Kenai,AK,USA

The Alaska Board of Fisheries public hearing held this past Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center provided area residents the opportunity to speak out about the often controversial topic of managing the fishery resources of the state.

The purpose of the hearing was to gather information and public comments concerning proposals and issues to be addressed by the board during the upper Cook Inlet finfish regulatory meeting which is Monday through Jan. 29 in Anchorage.

The hearing was open to the public and those interested could submit written testimony or provide up to three minutes of oral testimony, both of which will be consolidated into a report to be presented to the full board this week.

Board Vice Chair Ed Dersham of Anchor Point, as well as board members Rupe Andrews of Juneau and Robert Heyano of Dillingham were present to receive the public testimony

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