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ACTION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY – HELP SAVE THE KINGS

April 4th, 2013

This is an IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION! Kenai River Sportfishing Association supporters: We ask that you read this important update and take action against the appointment of Vince Webster to the Alaska Board of Fisheries by the Governor. Vince Webster’s appointment needs confirmation by the Legislature, with a vote coming Monday, April 8. We need … + read more

Set Net Harvest Prioritized Over Kenai King Conservation

April 4th, 2013

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) concluded its 2013 late-run Kenai River king salmon discussion by accepting a questionable Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) recommendation to lower the Kenai king escapement goal and are taking no other action to amend failed management plans. The bottom line: The BOF, led by Bristol Bay representative … + read more

UCI King Salmon Task Force – Sharing the Burden of Conservation – Part Three

February 26th, 2013

As put forth in KRSA’s proposed Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon step-down management matrix, it is our position that the burden of conservation must be shared between the sport and commercial set net fisheries when in-season restrictions are required to achieve the escapement objective. Further, this regulatory burden of conservation between the sport and commercial … + read more

UCI King Salmon Task Force – The Escapement Goal – Part Two

February 26th, 2013

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) used the task force process to present the results of the department’s Run Reconstruction and Interim Escapement Goal Recommendation for Kenai River Late-Run Chinook Salmon. After nearly a decade of stock assessment challenges, ADFG has recommended a new escapement goal that is significantly lower than the old … + read more

Upper Cook Inlet King Salmon Task Force Wraps Up without Consensus – Part One

February 26th, 2013

The Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) king salmon task force held its final meeting February 14 and closed up shop without much fanfare or consensus on a final recommendation, but not without undertaking some of the most comprehensive discussions yet on the subject of conservation of late-run Kenai River king salmon. The task force adopted a … + read more