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The Federal Subsistence Board in a controversial move on Friday decided that Ninilchik residents have traditional fishing rights on the Kenai River. The Anchorage Daily News reported:

"The board on Friday approved Ninilchik's status for a subsistence preference despite the state's objections, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game may consider a lawsuit, a department official said. Next spring the federal board will decide how Ninilchik residents may fish in the area, and how many fish they get."

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