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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

ADFG proposes new escapement goal for late-run Kenai River king salmon

January 19th, 2013

The Upper Cook Inlet King Salmon task force met on Monday, January 14 in Kenai to review the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) new draft interim escapement goal for late-run Kenai River king salmon and to further discuss options for king salmon management during times of low abundance. The task force will make … + read more

Regular Periods and Windows – Business or Biology?

December 11th, 2012

In the first meeting of the Kenai River King Salmon task force a discussion of the utility of mandatory regular periods and windows for the east side set net (ESSN) fishery took place. For about as long as folks can remember the ESSN fishery in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) has fished what are called “regular … + read more