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UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 12 EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-12-15

July 6th, 2015

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 12 opens commercial salmon fishing with set gillnets in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015. Drift gillnetting will be open in the Kasilof Section (not the Expanded Kasilof Section) of the Upper Subdistrict from 7:00 p.m. … + read more

Operational plan submitted for Kenai, Kasilof gillnets

July 6th, 2015

The Ninilchik Traditional Council has submitted operational plans for both the Kasilof and Kenai rivers subsistence gillnets approved by the Federal Subsistence Board in a hotly contested January decision. The Federal Register has already published the regulation. Approval of the operational plan is the final requirement; after approval, the gillnets can go into the water. … + read more

Late-run King Salmon Management Plan and How It Works

July 4th, 2015

As we enter July and the fishery for late-run Kenai River king salmon begins I think that it is important that we have a working knowledge of how the Late-run Management Plan works. The plan basically provides for paired restrictions between the sport and the ESSN fisheries when the projected in-river run is less than … + read more

UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 10

July 2nd, 2015

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 10 opens commercial salmon fishing with set gillnets in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 4:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Drift gillnetting will be open in the Kasilof Section (not the Expanded Kasilof Section) of the Upper Subdistrict from 4:00 a.m. … + read more

Kasilof River Dipnetting Area Expanded; Sport Fishing Ban and Possession Limits Increased

July 2nd, 2015

Due to a strong return of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, emergency orders have been issued to liberalize the Kasilof River personal use and sport fisheries, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015. In the Kasilof River sockeye salmon sport fishery, the bag and possession limit is … + read more