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Early-run Kenai River king salmon counts are lagging below minimum requirements, expect closure decision soon

June 17th, 2018

The Early-run Kenai River king salmon count for fish larger than 34 inches (big fish) through Friday, June 15 was 2,098. In normal run timing, June 15 marks the two-third date for big fish passage. The minimum escapement goal for KR early-run kings is 3,900 to 6,600 big fish (larger than 34 inches). In normal … + read more

KRSA objects to NPFMC decision to exclude sport anglers

June 14th, 2018

Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) objects to the exclusion of sport anglers from appointment to a North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) committee for Cook Inlet salmon management. On Monday, June 11, NPFMC Chair Dan Hull announced appointments to the Council’s new Cook Inlet Salmon Committee, formed to assist in the development of measures necessary … + read more

Kenai River early-run king salmon projections

June 11th, 2018

The count thru Saturday, June 9 for Kenai River early-run king salmon totaled 1,488 large fish (greater than 34 inches). The number is substantially less than would be expected for the preseason forecast run of 5,499. For 2013 – 2017, sonar counts as of June 9 averaged about 45 percent of the total return. At … + read more

Kenai River Sportfishing Association withdraws from Cook Inlet Salmon Advisory Task Force

June 7th, 2018

For Immediate Release: SOLDOTNA, June 6, 2018- Today, Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) decided to withdraw from the Cook Inlet Salmon Advisory Task Force (CISA). The task force was created by Governor Walker, and members of the task force are chosen by him to identify and address fishery issues in Cook Inlet. KRSA has participated … + read more

Alaska fishing groups and concerned citizens refile emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

May 17th, 2018

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2018 Contact Ricky Gease, (907) 262-8588, Ricky@krsa.com Alaska fishing groups and concerned citizens refile emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries to halt hatchery increase of 20 million pink salmon egg take to existing Prince William Sound management plans May 16, 2018 – Two days after the Alaska Board … + read more