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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Salmon Celebration Scheduled for May 11th

May 5th, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish will hold its 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Salmon Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Johnson Lake State Park Campground in Kasilof. Approximately 925 elementary students from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will help release hatchery-raised rainbow trout … + read more

KRSA comments on proposed USFWS rule change

April 8th, 2016

Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit dedicated to fishery conservation in Alaska. We actively participate in fish and wildlife management in Alaska, including the Alaska Board of Fisheries, the Alaska Board of Game, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, the Federal Subsistence Board and the Southcentral … + read more

Optimizing Fishery Values

March 29th, 2016

Cook Inlet salmon fisheries are complex. King, sockeye, and silver salmon all return to multiple watersheds, swimming through gillnets, dipnets and hooks, seeking to return to natal streams to spawn. All that effort yields important economic, social, cultural and recreational gains, and the next generation of returning salmon if all goes according to plan. The … + read more

Project Spotlight

March 29th, 2016

In 2006 KRSA funded two important angler access / bank stabilization projects at the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers: Russian River Bank Protection and Rehabilitation, and the Russian River Ferry Crossing Rehabilitation. These two projects are still in use today, providing increased angler access, improved angler safety decreased bank erosion and sustained and … + read more

Soldotna Creek Treatment

March 24th, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is preparing to move forward in the next phase of eradicating northern pike in Kenai Peninsula waters, as the species is invasive to the region. Fish and Game will begin treating the mainstem of Soldotna Creek with rotenone, a plant-based compound used to kill fish. A breakdown of … + read more