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UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 14

July 8th, 2015

EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-14-15

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 14 opens set gillnetting in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The estimated cumulative passage of sockeye salmon in the Kasilof River through Tuesday, July 7, was approximately 200,000 fish. The biological escapement goal (BEG) for Kasilof River sockeye salmon is 160,000–340,000 fish, while the optimal escapement goal (OEG) is 160,000–390,000 fish. This level of passage is projected to exceed of the upper end of the BEG and OEG.

In the Kenai River, the estimated cumulative passage of sockeye salmon through Tuesday, July 7, was approximately 59,000 fish, which is the fifth highest passage measured in the Kenai River through this date and the second highest estimate in the last 10 years (2006–2015).

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