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Kasilof Personal Use gillnet fishery – King salmon harvest an overlooked cause for concern

June 17th, 2013

The Kasilof Personal Use set gillnet fishery opened for the 2013 season on June 15 and unless modified or closed by emergency order will operate through June 24. Regulations governing this fishery can be found in the Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Fishery Management Plan 5 AAC 77.540. (b). King salmon of both early … + read more

Upper Cook Inlet king salmon are experiencing the early-run Blues

June 17th, 2013

Toward the end of last week (about June 12-15) we passed that critical historical 50 percent point in the 2013 run of early-run king salmon in Upper Cook Inlet. It is clear to anyone fishing or watching the run data come in that the returns are not good. No one expected 2013 to be a … + read more

Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Evaluates Catch and Release Mandate for Early-run Kenai King Salmon

May 13th, 2013

On May 9, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced that the sport fishery for early-run king salmon in the Kenai River will begin under a restriction to catch and release only. According to regulation, the objectives for the early-run are achieving an Optimal Escapement Goal (OEG) of 5,300 – 9,000 and providing … + read more

Manage Kenai kings cautiously in face of uncertainty

April 29th, 2013

As the hours of daylight ascend and temperatures rise, Alaska’s rivers are opening back up to welcome home returning salmon. After the long winter, sport and personal-use anglers are getting their gear ready in anticipation of the summer fishing season. While the preseason forecast for sockeye salmon is robust for the Kenai River, projections for … + read more

Alaska’s sport, personal use and subsistence fisheries put essential food on the table for Alaskan families

April 26th, 2013

Alaska’s non-commercial fisheries – sport, personal use and subsistence – provide residents with essential access to locally-caught seafood and play a significant role in providing food security for Alaskan families, especially low-income households. While the state’s non-commercial fisheries annually harvest less than five percent of all salmon caught and less than 10 percent of all … + read more