Molly Dischner

  • The House Fisheries Committee held a short hearing on Gov. Sean Parnell’s appointees to the Board of Fisheries on Tuesday, and public testimony on the incumbents was mixed. Parnell appointed Sue Jeffrey of Kodiak, John Jensen of Petersburg and Reed Morisky of Fairbanks to the board April 2. The co...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:35pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider one of three recently submitted emergency petitions regarding Upper Cook Inlet salmon management. South K Beach Independent Fishermen’s Association and the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, or KPFA, submitted three petitions asking the board to ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:41pm
  • The Alaska Legislature could consider allowing a state entity to get involved in fisheries financing if bills in House and Senate committees continue moving forward, but some legislators are raising questions about the plan. The most recent versions of Senate Bill 140 and House Bill 288 — introduc...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:31pm
  • Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of Fisheries, concerns about certain salmon runs and research needed to better understand them. The committee is holding three hearings o...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:08pm
  • Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance appeal of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s decision to not certify a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetting is scheduled for April 22 in Anchorage. The alliance, or AFCA, wants to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the sta...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:01am
  • Increased oil and gas activity are driving the central Kenai Peninsula real estate market, according to local realtors. “Overall, we’re seeing an increase in productivity, we’re seeing an increase in interest,” said RE/MAX real estate agent Glenda Feeken. “We’re so much more positive tha...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:26pm
  • The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance will appeal the state’s decision to reject its proposed ballot initiative that would ban setnetters in Cook Inlet. In November, AFCA submitted signatures asking for voters to consider banning setnetting in the urban, nonsubsistence, areas of the state —...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:52pm
  • Kenai Peninsula issues won’t be the only decisions before the Alaska Board of Fisheries as it considers the Northern District during its two-week Upper Cook Inlet meeting that began Jan. 31. Northern District streams primarily flow through the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and that area contains the ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:46pm
  • An initiative proposing a ban on setnets in certain parts of the state was rejected Monday as a “prohibited appropriation” under the advice of Alaska’s Department of Law. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Monday afternoon that the proposed initiative would not appear on the ballot. The Departm...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:33pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the eighth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” Each spring, as the early-run king salmon start returning to the Kenai River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game begins a fou...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 5:02pm

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