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2014 Upper Cook Inlet meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries Fast Approaching

December 4th, 2013

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) triennial Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) Finfish meeting will be held at the Egan Civic Center in Anchorage, lasting 14 days from Friday, January 31 through Thursday, February 13, 2014. The BOF reviews fishery policy and management plans for 15 regional and statewide fisheries in Alaska on a three year … + read more

Court Rules For King Conservation, Denies Additional Fishing Time to Set Netters

August 1st, 2013

The court rules against Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund in lawsuit against ADF&G, stating “the court does not find that Fish & Game’s actions restricting set-gillnet fishing in the commercial fishery are arbitrary, capricious, inconsistent with Board regulations or in bad faith. The impact of a historically-low Kenai River king salmon run has been born by … + read more

Are We Meeting Management Objectives for Late-run Kenai River King Salmon?

July 26th, 2013

During the Cook Inlet King Salmon task force meetings this past winter, Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) put forth a management matrix for Late-run Kenai River King Salmon. The concept was to outline clear and transparent management objectives for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) during times of low king salmon abundance of … + read more

Two Challenges in Salmon Management: Low Run Size and Unpredictable Run Timing

July 25th, 2013

Salmon run size and run timing can vary tremendously from year-to-year. It’s the hallmark of a life history strategy adapted over eons to the dynamic marine and freshwater environments they inhabit. Unfortunately, this makes it really tough on those who depend on plentiful fish runs for their lifestyle or livelihood. In years like this, where … + read more

Let’s Jump Carefully to Conclusions from New King Salmon Genetic Data

June 24th, 2013

Over the winter, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) gave us our first glimpse of new genetic data on the stock composition of king salmon harvested in the Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) commercial fishery. Tremendous advances in genetic stock identification capabilities over the last decade and a progressive initiative by ADFG to employ … + read more