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Alaska-outdoor-sporting groups file emergency petition with Alaska Board of Fisheries to halt hatchery increase of 20 million pink salmon egg take to existing Prince William Sound management plans.

May 3rd, 2018

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2018 Contact Ricky Gease, (907) 262-8588, May 3, 2018 –  Nine Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations have signed an emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries seeking a delay in implementation of the recent actions (April 19, 2018) taken by the Prince William Sound (PWS) Regional Planning Team to amend hatchery-management … + read more

KRSA supports the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

April 20th, 2018

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association supports the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act (S. 1520) and encourages Senator Lisa Murkowski and  Senator Dan Sullivan to sign on as co-sponsors. The bill fixes major problems in how the federal government approaches recreational marine fisheries management. Unfortunately, the existing legislation in the Magnuson-Stevens Act does not adequately differentiate … + read more

KRSA response to Governor’s decision to withdraw appointment to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

March 29th, 2018

March 29, 2018 – Last night, Governor Walker announced he has withdrawn his nomination of Duncan Fields to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. To fill the seat, retiring board member Al Cain has rescinded his retirement and has agreed to remain on the Board. This decision is a victory for sport, personal-use, and subsistence fishermen across the state. The governor’s decision is a direct result of the unified voice of the 16 Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations opposition of the nominee and hundreds of Alaskans across the state who voiced their concern to the Legislature over the governor’s nominee.

Alaska sport groups join letter opposing Governor’s nomination

March 19th, 2018

March 19, 2018 – In response to Governor Walker’s appointment of Kodiak commercial fisherman, Duncan Fields, to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, sixteen Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations have signed on to a letter sent to the Alaska State Legislature in opposition to the nomination while calling for a nominee that will maintain the balance of the Board.

KRSA response to Duncan Fields Alaska Board of Fisheries appointment

March 13th, 2018

KRSA joins Alaska sportsmen’s groups to oppose Board of Fisheries appointment of Kodiak-based commercial fisherman, claims appointment upsets balance on Board, leaves no representation for Anchorage sportfishing interests