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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

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

Cassidy-Rubio Bill Will Safeguard State Fisheries

April 19th, 2016

Management Authority Legislation will help ensure potential fishing closures are based on science Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2016 – A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures like what recently occurred … + 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