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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


June 4th, 2015

MYTH 1. MAXIMIZING UCI COMMERCIAL HARVEST MAXIMIZES SALMON ECONOMIC VALUE The essential economic question in Cook Inlet is not which fishery is more valuable but rather how to optimize the combined value of commercial, sport, personal use, and subsistence fisheries. Successful sport, personal use, subsistence and commercial fisheries are all vital to the economic and … + read more

Record Low Counts of Kenai Late-Run King Salmon to Date – Conservation Concerns Need to Drive Tough Choices

July 18th, 2014

Thursday in response to record low numbers of late-run king salmon entering the Kenai River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced that the sport fishery in the Kenai River would be restricted to catch and release only beginning 12:01am Saturday July 19. Anglers fishing for king salmon are prohibited from using bait … + read more

KRSA asks Board of Fisheries to keep recently enacted Kenai king salmon conservation measures

March 25th, 2014

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                 March 25, 2014 Contact: Ricky Gease 907- 398-2260 KRSA asks Board of fisheries to keep recently enacted Kenai king salmon conservation measures (ANCHORAGE) Citing a precipitous decline of king salmon in the Kenai River, severe economic impacts to businesses from Kenai to Fairbanks and the negative impact on the state’s visitor industry, … + read more

Write a Letter to the Editor

December 30th, 2013

Kenai River king salmon are in crisis. Help bring them back. Kenai River king salmon runs are critically low and Alaskans need to take immediate action to return our iconic state symbol to a healthy population. Thousands of Alaskans depend on the Kenai River for sport and personal-use fishing and hundreds of businesses depend on … + read more