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ADFG operating “outside” of codified in-river king salmon management plans; Allocation decisions are made by AK Board of Fish

June 27th, 2012

KRSA contends that ADFG is operating the 2012 season “outside” of the codified in-river king salmon management plans and thus are making decisions that allocate fish between sport, personal use, set net and drift net fisheries; decisions that should be made by the BOF. A few questions that should be answered by the BOF are: … + read more

2012 early-run Kenai River king salmon – an alarming failure that raises important questions

June 27th, 2012

The number of early-run king salmon returning to the Kenai River in 2012 was likely the lowest on record and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) can’t say whether the escapement goal was attained. The early-run Kenai River king salmon sport fishery has been a disaster, the late-run Kenai River king salmon sport … + read more

Conservation of King Salmon now Squarely on Commercial Fisheries

June 22nd, 2012

Will king SALMON conservation trump economics in this year’s upper Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishery? This year’s Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) salmon fisheries are shaping up to be a management challenge like nothing in recent memory. Fishing for king salmon has been closed or severely restricted throughout UCI by Emergency Orders issued by the Alaska Department … + read more

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and Anchorage Athena Society send local youth to business camps

June 21st, 2012

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2012 Contact: J.J. Harrier, vice president & communications director Direct Phone: 677-7110 ANCHORAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & ANCHORAGE ATHENA SOCIETY SEND LOCAL YOUTH TO BUSINESS CAMPS Anchorage, AK – Through its Anchorage ATHENA Society http://anchoragechamber.org/athena program, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and its ATHENA … + read more

For Conservation, Kenai King Sport Fishery Closes in June, Major Restrictions in July; Commercial Fishery Harvest of Kenai Kings opens June 25 with No Restrictions

June 20th, 2012

For Immediate Release June 20, 2012 Contact: Ricky Gease KRSA Executive Director (907) 398-2260 Soldotna — Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) announced today that it is in full support of the management actions being taken by the ADFG Sport Fish Division to conserve early-run Kenai River king salmon. “There is no doubt that historically low … + read more