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Sport Fishing on the Kenai is Under Attack – Reallocation through a 1,000 cuts

March 2nd, 2017

Update from the 2017 Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting for Upper Cook Inlet The consensus of every sportfishing advocate from the Kenai to Anchorage to the Mat-Su is that this is shaping up to be one of the worst Board of Fisheries meeting in 40 years. Gov. Bill Walker has now appointed or reappointed each … + read more

Optimizing Fishery Values

March 29th, 2016

Cook Inlet salmon fisheries are complex. King, sockeye, and silver salmon all return to multiple watersheds, swimming through gillnets, dipnets and hooks, seeking to return to natal streams to spawn. All that effort yields important economic, social, cultural and recreational gains, and the next generation of returning salmon if all goes according to plan. The … + read more

Public comment period open for Kasilof River Special Use Area

March 2nd, 2016

A tale of the Haves and Have Nots, when looking at the day and night difference between the facilities for the very popular personal use dip net fisheries at the mouths of the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. On the one hand, the City of Kenai and the State, through user fees and grants, have invested heavily in … + read more

2016 Early Run Kenai King Fishery Outlook

February 24th, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the forecast  return of early run Kenai River king salmon is at or below the minimum escapement level of 5,300 fish as defined by the Optimal Escapement Goal (OEG). Based on this forecast, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has issued a preseason Emergency Order (EO) … + read more

The Story No One Got To Read …

January 15th, 2016

According to Craig Medred, there is more to the Roland Maw story than just residency fraud. Medred contends the ADN and its management killed the residency issues story when Maw was being considered for the Alaska Board of Fisheries appointment in 2015. An appointment made by Governor Bill Walker, a friend of ADN owner Alice … + read more