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    First hearing today in Senate Resources. Stoltz and Bill W said they would support Ruffner on the record. That pretty well assures his appointment unless commercial fisherman object and so far they have not.

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    That would be great if he could get on the board. It's sad that he needs those two yahoo's blessing though. Hopefully the people in this state wise up and do not support their appointment next election. We could use some more useful people in office

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    Makes you wonder how those clowns rationalize the "flip-flop" ?
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    The flop was rationalized because RR is now filling a commercial 'seat'. There was a bit of talk and questions about UCI corridors too.....

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    KRSA Money and back room deals!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    Makes you wonder how those clowns rationalize the "flip-flop" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuhrerak View Post
    The flop was rationalized because RR is now filling a commercial 'seat'. There was a bit of talk and questions about UCI corridors too.....
    So this is what it's come to!?

    I have no opinion on who and how the State Legislature fills the BoF seats. However, it is really disappointing to see that specific seats are being associated with specific user groups. Clearly the fisheries of the State are much more diverse than just the various user groups. These are important fisheries, and they deserve better.

    The only user group these folks should represent are the people of the Great State of Alaska. As I see it, anything else is inconsistent with intent of their Constitution. But maybe I'm just being politically naive.

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    Cohoangler you are 100 percent correct. The commercial seat position and all the rest is pure bullcrap. The fact is the valley and Anchorage via KRSA wanted to maintain control and having Robert replace Fritz removed a strong commercial influence. Even Robert says this is wrong but was done before he was asked to be on the Board. Back room deal making and everyone loses. Stoltz and Bill W are saying the commercial seat part because they need an excuse for their hurtful statements last year. The whole thing stinks but that is what happens in Alaska. Robert will be a good BOF member but the process is just wrong. Our local Senator is up to his neck in this one and I know he thinks getting Robert on is good so the end justifies the means but I did not teach my kids that mantra.

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    http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Meeting/Detail?Meeting=SRES

    Anyone frustrated at the fact that UCI dominates everything BOF related should watch the meeting. Wielechowski and Stoltzes' questions/concerns were all focused on the UCI allocation battle, and asked from their entrenched perspectives. Micciche, on the other hand, actually asked questions of both candidates regarding the BOF process as a whole, and their opinions/observations/desires towards a more efficient and trustworthy process for EVERYONE in our state. The answers were only as productive as the questions, with Cain happily elaborating on the committee process for Micciche, and repeatedly (and appropriately, with a little tone ) answering the Bills' very leading questions about specific allocative issues/proposals with the "I will listen to everyone and try to be fair" response. Once again, Giessel runs a tight ship with her committees. Thanks to both her and Micciche for being respectful and professional.

    It was pretty obvious that Stoltze/Wielechowski are doubling down on the designated seat idea, and Stoltze stated he was open to Ruffner this time around because he was applying for a different seat (untrue - Ruffner did not apply for a specific seat, nor was he appointed to a specific seat, despite the now generally accepted idea that he is replacing Fritz Johnson.) He stated that he was comfortable with Ruffners "designation". We can only assume that Stoltze meant the designation of "commercial" which he gave Ruffner last go-round, despite that being completely inaccurate and untrue.

    Crazy that Ruffner felt compelled to disclose that he has spent 2 days commercial fishing.... I get why he felt compelled - to some, it is relevant. Apparently that commie disease is infectious....

    Also thought that Stoltze's statements over discrete stock management were interesting. He thought it should be explored more out of fear that someone would get frustrated and file an ESA lawsuit. Gee, I wonder who gave him that idea...

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    Until "seat assignments" and "sides" are removed from the process, our fisheries will continue to suffer. The whole idea of "balance" promotes the very divisiveness and bias that the process is intended to avoid. The number 7 can't be balanced, and you can't balance all the various fisheries throughout Alaska (they are not equal in number or impact).

    We need a new bill passed, somehow specifically addressing this issue. It's killing our fisheries, and Stoltze is the ring-leader.

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    Additionally, Stoltze has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that he has very little concern for fish habitats.
    Otherwise the highly valuable Jim Swan Wetlands in the Knik R. Watershed would have not been included in what is essentially a motorized recreation theme park that is the KRPUA (HB307 Stoltze and Huggins, sponsors)
    Instead, the many publicly funded plans, agreements and assessments, to include those by USFWS,NOAA,F&G and the State's own Susitna Plan of 1985 should have been attended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funstastic View Post
    Until "seat assignments" and "sides" are removed from the process, our fisheries will continue to suffer. The whole idea of "balance" promotes the very divisiveness and bias that the process is intended to avoid. The number 7 can't be balanced, and you can't balance all the various fisheries throughout Alaska (they are not equal in number or impact).

    We need a new bill passed, somehow specifically addressing this issue. It's killing our fisheries, and Stoltze is the ring-leader.
    Stoltze just announced that he won't be running for re-election this fall due to health reasons.

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    Everyone confirmed today without objection

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    Good to know.
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    High five to the Clarion for keeping it real.

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