Cook Inlet

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton, shown in this undated file photo,  and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished.-Photo by Michael Dinneen/Alaska Journal of Commerce

Buccaneer Energy suspends its CEO in shakeup; Cook Inlet strategy may be under review

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of… Continue reading

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton, shown in this undated file photo,  and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished.-Photo by Michael Dinneen/Alaska Journal of Commerce
Board of Fisheries fails to protect Kenai kings

Board of Fisheries fails to protect Kenai kings

Mark Hamilton, president of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) recently opined that the Board of Fish (BOF) meetings had produced a “clear victory for… Continue reading

Board of Fisheries fails to protect Kenai kings

Board of Fisheries acted fairly

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Alaska Board of Fisheries for its dedication during the Upper Cook Inlet management hearings.  Two… Continue reading

Inletkeeper appreciates support

Cook Inletkeeper would like to extend a big thank you to the City of Homer Grants Program, administered by the Homer Foundation, for supporting the… Continue reading

The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig drills at the Cosmopolitan site in August of 2013.-Homer News file photo

Energy players in Cook Inlet expect progress to continue

Oil and gas companies have been making waves with developments in Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula during the past year and companies are looking… Continue reading

The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig drills at the Cosmopolitan site in August of 2013.-Homer News file photo
2014 Board of Fish meeting: Cynical synopsis by inlet drifter

2014 Board of Fish meeting: Cynical synopsis by inlet drifter

The Board of Fisheries has been meeting in Anchorage recently with their focus on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management.  I was there for most of… Continue reading

2014 Board of Fish meeting: Cynical synopsis by inlet drifter
State needs to be cautious when extending its ‘open for business’ invitiation to anyone

State needs to be cautious when extending its ‘open for business’ invitiation to anyone

In Alaska, and more recently, in Homer, we frequently here the mantra we’re “open for business.”  The intent of course is to present a business-friendly… Continue reading

State needs to be cautious when extending its ‘open for business’ invitiation to anyone
Commercial fishing fleet takes hits from BOF

Commercial fishing fleet takes hits from BOF

The on-going Board of Fisheries meeting dealing with Cook Inlet salmon plans has been rough on the commercial fishermen, taking a big red pen to… Continue reading

Commercial fishing fleet takes hits from BOF

Hearing continued for CIRI, Buccaneer

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission determined additional information is needed before making any rulings in a dispute between Cook Inlet Regional Inc. and… Continue reading

Kenai king genetics results ‘unreliable,’ says ADFG

Kenai king genetics results ‘unreliable,’ says ADFG

The Alaska Board of Fisheries began a marathon 14-day meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery issues on Jan. 30, and by mid-day Monday had… Continue reading

Kenai king genetics results ‘unreliable,’ says ADFG
From left, Roland Maw and Dave Martin, from the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, John Jensen, Board of Fisheries member from Petersburg, and Bruce Gabrys, a commercial drift fisherman, talk during a break in the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting at the Egan Center in Anchorage on Monday. -Photo by Rashah McChesney/Morris News Service - Alaska

Board of Fisheries gets earful

ANCHORAGE — After two full days of public testimony, the Board of Fisheries has heard from the bulk of the 234 people signed up to… Continue reading

From left, Roland Maw and Dave Martin, from the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, John Jensen, Board of Fisheries member from Petersburg, and Bruce Gabrys, a commercial drift fisherman, talk during a break in the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting at the Egan Center in Anchorage on Monday. -Photo by Rashah McChesney/Morris News Service - Alaska
Board of Fisheries meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery under way

Board of Fisheries meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery under way

The Board of Fisheries meeting to regulate the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery kicked off at the Egan Center in Anchorage on Friday with staff… Continue reading

Board of Fisheries meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery under way

Board should preserve kings

I am the owner and guide of Alaska Kenai Fishing for Fun out of Cooper Landing. When I’m not on the Kenai or Kasilof, I’m… Continue reading

Group behind setnet ban initiative files appeal

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,… Continue reading

Northern District also up for discussion

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… Continue reading

Groups gear up for fish meetings

With more than 230 regulatory proposals, several pages worth of suggested changes to the Cook Inlet finfish fisheries, nearly 500 written comments and several hundred… Continue reading

Todd Hoppe, left, a board member of the North Pacific Fisheries Association, speaks in support of a resoultion urging the Board of Fish to reject proposals that would restrict the drift fleet. Matt Alward, right, owner of Bulletproof Nets, waits his turn to speak.                               -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Council supports Homer drift fleet

The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon… Continue reading

Todd Hoppe, left, a board member of the North Pacific Fisheries Association, speaks in support of a resoultion urging the Board of Fish to reject proposals that would restrict the drift fleet. Matt Alward, right, owner of Bulletproof Nets, waits his turn to speak.                               -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Kenai kings face long odds, but it’s not too late

Kenai kings face long odds, but it’s not too late

The Kenai king controversy has connected some dots for me. I was born in Alaska in 1950 and raised on the banks of the Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai kings face long odds, but it’s not too late
Setnetters in the Kasilof Section of the East Side Setnet Fishery push a boat into shore June 27, 2013. On Monday, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell rejected a proposed initiative that would have banned the use of setnets in Cook Inlet.

State rejects setnet initiative

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… Continue reading

Setnetters in the Kasilof Section of the East Side Setnet Fishery push a boat into shore June 27, 2013. On Monday, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell rejected a proposed initiative that would have banned the use of setnets in Cook Inlet.
Andrea Bernice Moore Delkettie

Andrea Bernice Moore Delkettie

Andrea Moore Delkettie, 46, died Dec. 26, 2013, in Anchorage. Andrea was a life long Alaskan, living her early years in Homer with her family… Continue reading

Andrea Bernice Moore Delkettie
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