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Primary Purpose of King Salmon Management Plan is to Provide Angler Harvest Opportunity

November 30th, 2012

Each of the codified management plans that govern important salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) contains a purpose statement in its opening section. These purpose statements articulate the goals of each plan. The statements in and of themselves do not direct the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) to implement any specific management … + read more

Action Alert – Chinook Bycatch Hard Caps at Upcoming NPFMC meeting

November 30th, 2012

Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch in Gulf of Alaska Trawl Fisheries: Tell Fishery Managers to Put a Cap on Non-Pollock Fisheries NOW Action Alert – from Alaska Marine Conservation Council Until just a few months ago, there was no limit on Chinook salmon bycatch in any trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. In August 2012, … + read more

Economic Reports Provide Snapshot of Alaska Commercial Fisheries

November 30th, 2012

Two current fishery reports provide a portrait of the economic values and employment provided to Alaska by the seafood industry. On the national level for 2011, NOAA Fisheries released its annual report on Fisheries of the United States, and Alaska continues to play a major role in the nation’s commercial fisheries. At the state level, … + read more

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