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Kenai River Late-run King Salmon Task Force Notes

November 30th, 2012

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) assigned a task force to examine the issue of low returns of late-run Kenai River king salmon and its impact on salmon fisheries. With four meetings scheduled over the winter months, the task force will have recommendations available for the BOF statewide finfish meeting in March. The first meeting … + read more

Recent economic news puts spotlight on salmon economics in Cook Inlet

November 30th, 2012

Two recent reports provide a snapshot of the state’s salmon fisheries, in terms of economic values, employment and losses due to this year’s poor king salmon returns. Economic information on fisheries is gathered by a variety of state and national sources, and provides an important basis for understanding and managing Alaska’s fishery resources. In regards … + read more

In Southeast U.S. electronic logbooks for guided sportfishing pass test with flying colors

November 30th, 2012

A new project report released through NOAA’s Marine Recreational Information Program details the effort in the Southeast Region Headboat Survey (SRHS) to move away from paper logbooks to electronic logbooks. The SRHS provides key data regarding recreational fishing effort, catch and biological information that supports stock assessments of fisheries in the southeast coast of the … + read more

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Withholds Support for Full Hearing of Kenai River King Salmon Issues by the Alaska Board of Fisheries

October 2nd, 2012

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) appears to be recommending against a full hearing of the Kenai River king salmon issues by the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) before the 2013 season. Such opposition is surprising, given the aftermath of the 2012 Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) salmon season, which saw the smallest return … + read more

Unprecedented 2012 season for salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet

September 23rd, 2012

A crown jewel of North American sport fisheries, the world famous Kenai River made national news when late-run king salmon fishing was closed this year for the first time ever to both anglers and commercial set netters. King salmon fishing was severely restricted or closed across Upper Cook Inlet (UCI), and the state’s second largest … + read more