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Public meetings planned on proposed Lower Kasilof drift boat takeout

December 5th, 2016

(Soldotna, AK) – The Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation will hold open house meetings on Dec. 14 and 15 in Kasilof and Anchorage to review and discuss conceptual plans for developing a public drift boat takeout on the lower Kasilof River.  The conceptual plans are posted at and the division is accepting public … + read more

Cook Inlet Personal Use Dip Net Fisheries open this Weekend on the Kasilof

June 22nd, 2016

Cook Inlet personal use (PU) dip net fisheries for salmon offer families a great opportunity to harvest fish. Permits are required for PU fisheries at Kenai, Kasilof, Fish Creek, and for the Kachemak Bay coho salmon gillnet fishery. Kenai, Kasilof, and Fish Creek permits are available at most license vendors in the Mat-Su Valley, Eagle … + read more

Fisheries not out of the Woods Yet when it comes to Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon

May 11th, 2016

Sufficient numbers of late-run Kenai River king salmon are the key to a successful fishing season for almost everyone in Upper Cook Inlet. Low numbers of these prized fish not only leads to restrictions and closures in the sport fisheries that target them but also to restrictions in the commercial set net fishery that targets … + read more

2016 Early Run Kenai King Fishery Outlook

February 24th, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the forecast  return of early run Kenai River king salmon is at or below the minimum escapement level of 5,300 fish as defined by the Optimal Escapement Goal (OEG). Based on this forecast, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has issued a preseason Emergency Order (EO) … + read more

Sullivan to hold Alaska hearings on USFW’s proposed rule restricting hunting and fishing on public lands

February 13th, 2016

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, will hold a public meeting on February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and on February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Office on … + read more