Dear Forum Members,
I asked our webmaster to change my screen name of alaskanauthor to my real name of Bernard R. Rosenberg. I did this to quell any misgivings any member has about my residency status, as I do live in Florida year round.
I selected alaskanauthor during a domain name search in 2003. This decision was business-related in support of my first Alaska fishing guidebook that was published by Amato Publications during that same year. This domain name also continues to support the distribution of my second Alaska fishing guidebook that I self-published three years later.
I never imagined that using it as a screen name on this directory would cause resentment to some, but it has. So, in the spirit of cooperation, and with the advice of other members, you will now see all my future posts under the proper name of who I am.
Most of my comments typically center on the advice I give the non-resident. Twenty years worth of traveling, researching, and compiling information about Alaska fishing has given me a wealth of information, and I am fortunate to have found ways to share it.
The non-resident sport fisherman is a powerful contributor to Alaska’s economy. Their sport fishing license numbers were almost 175% greater than last year’s resident angler. Some are first-timers. Others are on the return. All of them seek information. This directory is the largest Internet provider of that information and I am pleased to be a part of it.