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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

Cook Inlet task force focus was meant to be on king salmon conservation concerns, not sockeye

February 19th, 2013

Frequent complaints put forth by commercial fishing advocates during the winter meetings of the Cook Inlet king salmon task force had nothing to do with king salmon, but instead were focused on sockeye salmon. The sockeye complaints can be boiled down to two components: 1. The current Upper Cook Inlet salmon management plans, specifically the … + read more

Primarily and Minimize – Their meaning and implementation in Upper Cook Inlet salmon management. Part Two.

February 12th, 2013

In part one of our discussion on the policy directives of primarily and minimize, we looked at where these important terms came from and in part two we examine what do these terms really mean and how are they implemented. First let’s look at the term primarily. The late-run king plan states that achieving the … + read more

Primarily and Minimize – Where do these important directives come from in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon management plans? Part One.

February 12th, 2013

A quick read through the management plans that govern the salmon fisheries of Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) will highlight the use of the terms primarily and minimize. But where did these important directives come from, what do these terms really mean and how are they implemented? In part one, we will examine the historical context … + read more