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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

Project Spotlight

March 29th, 2016

In 2006 KRSA funded two important angler access / bank stabilization projects at the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers: Russian River Bank Protection and Rehabilitation, and the Russian River Ferry Crossing Rehabilitation. These two projects are still in use today, providing increased angler access, improved angler safety decreased bank erosion and sustained and … + read more

Soldotna Creek Treatment

March 24th, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is preparing to move forward in the next phase of eradicating northern pike in Kenai Peninsula waters, as the species is invasive to the region. Fish and Game will begin treating the mainstem of Soldotna Creek with rotenone, a plant-based compound used to kill fish. A breakdown of … + read more

Public comment period open for Kasilof River Special Use Area

March 2nd, 2016

A tale of the Haves and Have Nots, when looking at the day and night difference between the facilities for the very popular personal use dip net fisheries at the mouths of the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. On the one hand, the City of Kenai and the State, through user fees and grants, have invested heavily in … + read more

2016 Early Run Kenai King Fishery Outlook

February 24th, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the forecast  return of early run Kenai River king salmon is at or below the minimum escapement level of 5,300 fish as defined by the Optimal Escapement Goal (OEG). Based on this forecast, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has issued a preseason Emergency Order (EO) … + read more