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Essential questions to ADFG regarding Kenai king salmon conservation measures in August

August 6th, 2012

After a month of severe restrictions in the commercial, personal use and sport fisheries to protect late-run Kenai River king salmon, KRSA has several essential questions of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) regarding the opening of the Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) east side set net fishery on Monday, August 6. We ask … + read more

KRSA Requests ADFG Commissioner to Conserve Kenai River King Salmon

August 1st, 2012

After today’s decision by the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) to not accept the emergency petition from Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) regarding conservation of late-run Kenai River king salmon, KRSA has formally requested that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) take immediate emergency regulatory action to assure continued restriction on the harvest … + read more

KRSA Emergency Petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

July 31st, 2012

July 27, 2012 Karl Johnstone, Board Chair, Alaska Board of Fisheries ATTN: Monica Wellard, Executive Director Alaska Board of Fisheries P.O. Box 115526 Juneau, AK 99811-5526 RE: KRSA Emergency Petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Dear Board Chair Karl Johnstone and other members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries; Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) … + read more

KRSA comments on Alaska Board of Fishery decision to deny Emergency Petition to open the east side set net commercial fishery

July 26th, 2012

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) today considered a series of emergency petitions submitted to the Board from east side set netters. The set netters were asking the BOF to reopen fishing that has been closed to protect late-run Kenai River king salmon. The emergency petitions stated that without reopening the commercial set net fishery, … + read more

Upper Cook Inlet Central District Sockeye and King Salmon Run Update

July 25th, 2012

As we pass the typical midpoint of late-run Kenai king and sockeye salmon runs, a quick rundown of the numbers highlights this year’s management challenges and expectations for the rest of the year. Kenai Late-Run Kings • Record low returns have required extreme fishery measures in an attempt to meet escapement goals. • Thru July … + read more