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KRSA Emergency Petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

July 31st, 2012

July 27, 2012 Karl Johnstone, Board Chair, Alaska Board of Fisheries ATTN: Monica Wellard, Executive Director Alaska Board of Fisheries P.O. Box 115526 Juneau, AK 99811-5526 RE: KRSA Emergency Petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Dear Board Chair Karl Johnstone and other members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries; Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) … + read more

KRSA comments on Alaska Board of Fishery decision to deny Emergency Petition to open the east side set net commercial fishery

July 26th, 2012

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) today considered a series of emergency petitions submitted to the Board from east side set netters. The set netters were asking the BOF to reopen fishing that has been closed to protect late-run Kenai River king salmon. The emergency petitions stated that without reopening the commercial set net fishery, … + read more

Upper Cook Inlet Central District Sockeye and King Salmon Run Update

July 25th, 2012

As we pass the typical midpoint of late-run Kenai king and sockeye salmon runs, a quick rundown of the numbers highlights this year’s management challenges and expectations for the rest of the year. Kenai Late-Run Kings • Record low returns have required extreme fishery measures in an attempt to meet escapement goals. • Thru July … + read more

When every king counts in June and July, every king counts in August

July 24th, 2012

This year’s record low return of Kenai kings has led to unprecedented closures of the king salmon sport fishery and the commercial east side set net salmon fishery, and prohibition of king retention in the personal use fishery. Even with these unprecedented closures, it is highly unlikely that the minimum escapement goal for Kenai kings … + read more

Sockeye Math Kenai River Style

July 23rd, 2012

The salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet have always been volatile and contentious, but the 2012 season has raised the bar on “volatile” because of a record low run of late-run king salmon bound back to the Kenai River. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) does not anticipate achieving the minimum objective for … + read more