The Kenai River Sportfishing Association supports the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act (S. 1520) and encourages Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Dan Sullivan to sign on as co-sponsors. The bill fixes major problems in how the federal government approaches recreational marine fisheries management. Unfortunately, the existing legislation in the Magnuson-Stevens Act does not adequately differentiate … + read more
The following editorial appeared in the May 2018 issue of Saltwater Sportsman. Given that we’re living in contentious, partisan times in this country, there’s refreshing news regarding fisheries management. The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017, known as the Modern Fish Act, which presents amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Act that represent anglers’ interests, passed … + read more
March 29, 2018 – Last night, Governor Walker announced he has withdrawn his nomination of Duncan Fields to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. To fill the seat, retiring board member Al Cain has rescinded his retirement and has agreed to remain on the Board. This decision is a victory for sport, personal-use, and subsistence fishermen across the state. The governor’s decision is a direct result of the unified voice of the 16 Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations opposition of the nominee and hundreds of Alaskans across the state who voiced their concern to the Legislature over the governor’s nominee.
March 19, 2018 – In response to Governor Walker’s appointment of Kodiak commercial fisherman, Duncan Fields, to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, sixteen Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations have signed on to a letter sent to the Alaska State Legislature in opposition to the nomination while calling for a nominee that will maintain the balance of the Board.
KRSA joins Alaska sportsmen’s groups to oppose Board of Fisheries appointment of Kodiak-based commercial fisherman, claims appointment upsets balance on Board, leaves no representation for Anchorage sportfishing interests