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Unprecedented 2012 season for salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet

September 23rd, 2012

A crown jewel of North American sport fisheries, the world famous Kenai River made national news when late-run king salmon fishing was closed this year for the first time ever to both anglers and commercial set netters. King salmon fishing was severely restricted or closed across Upper Cook Inlet (UCI), and the state’s second largest … + read more

KRSA Agenda Change Request to the Alaska Board of Fisheries – Part Three

September 19th, 2012

Part three of excerpts of KRSA’s ACR to the BOF: 3) STATE WHY YOUR AGENDA CHANGE REQUEST IS NOT PREDOMINANTLY ALLOCATIVE. The sustained yield of this stock of king salmon is in serious jeopardy. Escapement objectives have likely not been achieved or achieved only through unprecedented restrictive action on all fisheries. The BOF must examine … + read more

KRSA Agenda Change Request to the Alaska Board of Fisheries – Part Two

September 19th, 2012

Part two of excerpts of KRSA’s ACR to the BOF: 2) STATE IN DETAIL HOW YOUR AGENDA CHANGE REQUEST MEETS THE CRITERIA STATED ABOVE. If any one or more of the three criteria set forth above is not applicable, state that it is not applicable. I. For a fishery conservation purpose or reason: The abundance … + read more

KRSA Agenda Change Request to the Alaska Board of Fisheries – Part One

September 19th, 2012

KRSA has submitted an Agenda Change Request (ACR) to the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF), which will be heard at the BOF work session October 9 – 11. The request asks the BOF to consider putting the topic on the agenda of its meeting cycle for the year. Typically, the BOF meets every three years … + read more

Kenai River king salmon management plans – then and now

September 18th, 2012

Why does the Late-run Kenai River King Salmon Management Plan require the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) to restrict the sport fishery first and only restrict the commercial set net fishery when the sport fishery is totally closed? This approach seems entirely contrary to the sport fishery priority afforded to king salmon in … + read more