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Inseason update – 7/13/2016

July 13th, 2016

Kenai Late-Run Kings Strong July king counts to date have come as a welcome relief to Kenai area fishers and fishery managers. Numbers bolstered confidence in the preseason forecast for a much improved run from the past few years. At the normal 15 percent point in the season, the sonar count of 6,416 as of … + read more

UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 9 EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-09-16

July 9th, 2016

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 9 opens commercial salmon fishing with set gillnets in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Drift gillnetting will be open in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections (Figure 1) of the Upper Subdistrict from 9:00 … + read more

EO – Use of Bait Starts Tomorrow

July 8th, 2016

EXPLANATION: This emergency order rescinds Emergency Order No. 2-KS-1-28-16 issued in Soldotna on Friday, July 1, 2016 and restores the use of bait in the Kenai River sport fishery from its mouth upstream to ADF&G markers located approximately 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016. REGULATION: … + read more

Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Enhance Funding For Fish And Wildlife

July 8th, 2016

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array … + read more

July 6th, 2016

Kenai Early Run King This year’s strong 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