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Progress Update: A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Fisheries

October 4th, 2016

In response to the interests of the recreational angling community, NOAA Fisheries has established a number of recent policies and directives and has made significant progress toward addressing the primary recommendations contained in the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management’s report, A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries recognizes that many challenges … + read more


June 10th, 2016

June 10, 2016 For Immediate Release The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is restoring the annual harvest limit of king salmon 20 inches or greater in length in the Deshka River from two to five. This emergency order will be in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday, June 11, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 … + read more

Sullivan to hold Alaska hearings on USFW’s proposed rule restricting hunting and fishing on public lands

February 13th, 2016

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, will hold a public meeting on February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and on February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Office on … + read more

Assessment of the 2015 Upper Cook Inlet Sockeye Salmon Run

July 29th, 2015

On July 28, 2015, Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) Commercial Fisheries staff estimated the total Kenai River sockeye salmon run to date to be 2.0 million fish. The final run to the Kenai River is projected to range from 2.3 million to 3.5 million sockeye salmon. The entire UCI sockeye salmon run to date was estimated … + read more

Lower Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery News Release #13

July 12th, 2015

This announcement supersedes the Outer District portion of Announcement #12 released on July 9. OUTER DISTRICT: Beginning on Monday, July 13, the following areas will open on a schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 16-hour fishing periods beginning at 6:00 AM on those days, -waters of the Dogfish Bay Subdistrict excluding the Dogfish Bay lagoon, … + read more