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UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 36

July 28th, 2015

EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-36-15 Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 36 opens set gillnetting in the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area (KRSHA; Figure 1) from 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27 until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. This announcement also opens drift gillnetting in the KRSHA from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. … + read more

UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 35

July 28th, 2015

EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-35-15 Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 35 extends commercial fishing with set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015. Drift gillnetting will be open in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections of … + read more

UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 34

July 27th, 2015

EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-34-15 Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 34 opens commercial fishing with drift gillnets in Drift Gillnet Area 1 and in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict (Figure 1) on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Drift Gillnet Area 1 is defined … + read more

Fishery Window Should Produce Excellent Kenai Sockeye Fishing this Weekend

July 24th, 2015

KRSA Inseason Update 7/24/15 Run Indicators The Kenai sockeye run is late but finally began to show this week with very good catches in the offshore test fishery and sonar counts in the river. Sockeye runs got off to a strong early start in the Kasilof and have held steady. Commercial fishery The late Kenai … + read more

Kenai Late Run Kings Turning the Corner

July 24th, 2015

KRSA Inseason Update 7/24/15 Solid sonar counts this week are a substantial improvement over record low numbers seen in the last three years. Over 11,000 late run kings have been estimated to pass the new river mile 14 sonar through Wednesday July 22 as we approach the recent 40% point in run timing at this … + read more