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2016 – 17 Fishery Meeting Cycle

September 3rd, 2016

Now that the summer fishing season is winding down, attention is turning to the 2016 – 17 fishery meeting cycle. Alaska supports robust public input for fisheries management at both the state and federal levels. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit fishery conservation organization, KRSA actively monitors and participates in fisheries management meetings to advocate for sport … + read more

2016 Kenai Season Wrap-Up

September 3rd, 2016

Kenai Early-Run Kings Wrap-up: This year’s stout rebound shows this stock to be much more resilient than many naysayers would have us believe. This run was both early and strong relative to the preseason forecast. A total run of about 10,000 was double the 5,200 forecast. With a sonar estimate of 9,851 at River Mile … + read more

New fishing, hunting and trapping fees to take effect in 2017

September 2nd, 2016

HB 137, signed into law this summer, will increase almost all of Alaska’s fishing, hunting and trapping license and tag fees, beginning 2017. The bill raises the fishing and hunting fees for the first time in 20 years, and the increased revenues will primarily be used to match federal funds for fish and wildlife management … + read more

2016 Classic Roundtable looks to new management measures for saltwater sportfishing

August 24th, 2016

Since 2013, the Classic Roundtable has been convened to address national issues related to the recreational fishing industry and how they can be best addressed at the local, statewide and national level.  KRSA in conjunction with event sponsor Yamaha Marine brings national and state experts to Soldotna to discuss current hurdles and opportunities facing the … + read more


August 9th, 2016

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 31 opens commercial fishing with set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Drift gillnetting will be open in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict and … + read more