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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.

Alaska sport groups join letter opposing Governor’s nomination

March 19, 2018 – In response to Governor Walker’s appointment of Kodiak commercial fisherman, Duncan Fields, to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, sixteen Alaska-outdoor-sporting organizations have signed on to a letter sent to the Alaska State Legislature in opposition to the nomination while calling for a nominee that will maintain the balance of the Board.

KRSA response to Duncan Fields Alaska Board of Fisheries appointment

KRSA joins Alaska sportsmen’s groups to oppose Board of Fisheries appointment of Kodiak-based commercial fisherman, claims appointment upsets balance on Board, leaves no representation for Anchorage sportfishing interests

Sport Fishing on the Kenai is Under Attack – Reallocation through a 1,000 cuts

Update from the 2017 Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting for Upper Cook Inlet The consensus of every sportfishing advocate from the Kenai to Anchorage to the Mat-Su is that this is shaping up to be one of the worst Board of Fisheries meeting in 40 years. Gov. Bill Walker has now appointed or reappointed each […]