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Fish Alert: ADFG closes Kenai River dip net fishery early, reduces bag limit for red from 3 to 1

From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: To protect returning sockeye salmon and increase fishing opportunities in the future, ADFG is closing the Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet Fishery, and the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer is reduced from three per day and six in possession, to one […]

Fish Update: Kenai River King Salmon for Thursday, July 26

On Wednesday, July 25, 647 large Kenai River king salmon were counted, 7,222 to date, for kings more than 34 inches this season. With normal timing, the run is approaching the midpoint (46 percent). The numbers are currently tracking for a normal or slightly late run timing. The first graph shows the daily run counts […]

Early-run Kenai River king salmon counts are lagging below minimum requirements, expect closure decision soon

The Early-run Kenai River king salmon count for fish larger than 34 inches (big fish) through Friday, June 15 was 2,098. In normal run timing, June 15 marks the two-third date for big fish passage. The minimum escapement goal for KR early-run kings is 3,900 to 6,600 big fish (larger than 34 inches). In normal […]

KRSA objects to NPFMC decision to exclude sport anglers

Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) objects to the exclusion of sport anglers from appointment to a North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) committee for Cook Inlet salmon management. On Monday, June 11, NPFMC Chair Dan Hull announced appointments to the Council’s new Cook Inlet Salmon Committee, formed to assist in the development of measures necessary […]

Kenai River early-run king salmon projections

The count thru Saturday, June 9 for Kenai River early-run king salmon totaled 1,488 large fish (greater than 34 inches). The number is substantially less than would be expected for the preseason forecast run of 5,499. For 2013 – 2017, sonar counts as of June 9 averaged about 45 percent of the total return. At […]

Kenai River Sportfishing Association withdraws from Cook Inlet Salmon Advisory Task Force

For Immediate Release: SOLDOTNA, June 6, 2018- Today, Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) decided to withdraw from the Cook Inlet Salmon Advisory Task Force (CISA). The task force was created by Governor Walker, and members of the task force are chosen by him to identify and address fishery issues in Cook Inlet. KRSA has participated […]

Alaska fishing groups and concerned citizens refile emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2018 Contact Ricky Gease, (907) 262-8588, Ricky@krsa.com Alaska fishing groups and concerned citizens refile emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries to halt hatchery increase of 20 million pink salmon egg take to existing Prince William Sound management plans May 16, 2018 – Two days after the Alaska Board […]

Alaska-outdoor-sporting groups file emergency petition with Alaska Board of Fisheries to halt hatchery increase of 20 million pink salmon egg take to existing Prince William Sound management plans.

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2018 Contact Ricky Gease, (907) 262-8588, Ricky@krsa.com May 3, 2018 –  Nine Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations have signed an emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries seeking a delay in implementation of the recent actions (April 19, 2018) taken by the Prince William Sound (PWS) Regional Planning Team to amend hatchery-management […]

KRSA supports the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association supports the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act (S. 1520) and encourages Senator Lisa Murkowski and  Senator Dan Sullivan to sign on as co-sponsors. The bill fixes major problems in how the federal government approaches recreational marine fisheries management. Unfortunately, the existing legislation in the Magnuson-Stevens Act does not adequately differentiate […]

KRSA response to Governor’s decision to withdraw appointment to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

March 29, 2018 – Last night, Governor Walker announced he has withdrawn his nomination of Duncan Fields to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. To fill the seat, retiring board member Al Cain has rescinded his retirement and has agreed to remain on the Board. This decision is a victory for sport, personal-use, and subsistence fishermen across the state. The governor’s decision is a direct result of the unified voice of the 16 Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations opposition of the nominee and hundreds of Alaskans across the state who voiced their concern to the Legislature over the governor’s nominee.