Alaska Fishing tournaments raise money for salmon conservation

26th annual Kenai River Classic features national keynote speaker, water safety

(Soldotna) – The 26th annual Kenai River Classic, August 22 – 24, 2018, hosted by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA), featured the nation’s top fisheries administrator and an emphasis on water safety. The Classic is one of Alaska’s premier fishing events held in August on the Kenai River to raise funds and educate high-level […]

KRSA questions ADFG action to tip allocation scale in favor of Cook Inlet commercial fishing

(Soldotna) – In a letter to Governor Walker on August 26, 2018 Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) questioned action taken on August 23 by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) to tip the allocation scale in favor of Cook Inlet commercial drift gillnet fisheries. On August 22, ADFG issued Emergency Order #31 allowing […]

Roundtable discussion focuses on salmon sustainability, culture

Posted August 23, 2018 10:10 pm By ELIZABETH EARL Peninsula Clarion Roundtable discussion focuses on salmon sustainability, culture (From left) Alaska Salmon Fellows Mary Sattler Peltola and Ben Stevens, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) and Cook Inlet east side setnetter Ken Coleman listen as North Pacific Fishery Management Council member and charter captain Andy Mezirow talks […]

Kenai River Reopens to Sockeye Salmon Fishing

(Soldotna) – The passage of sockeye salmon into the Kenai River has achieved the sustainable escapement goal (SEG) of 700,000 to 1,200,000 Kenai River late-run sockeye salmon, so the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is reopening sport fishing for sockeye salmon on the Kenai River and restoring the bag limit of three fish […]

KRSA Holding Public Forum On ‘Critical Fisheries Issues In Alaska’

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association will be hosting the ‘Classic Roundtable on Fisheries’ on Wednesday, August 22. There will be keynote speaker and panelists to address how fiscal, social, and ecological changes are impacting the ability to research, conserve and allocate fishery resources. Ricky Gease, Executive Director, Kenai River Sportfishing Association: “It will feature the […]

Reel News from the World of Fisheries, August 7, 2018

REEL NEWS FROM ALASKA and OUTSIDE   Troopers Seize 16 tons of illegally caught salmon in Lower Cook Inlet commercial fisheries Alaska State Troopers seize more than 16 tons of illegally caught salmon by a handful of vessels south of Homer. The commercial fishing seine vessels were working cooperatively to drive salmon out of area […]

FISH ALERT: Kenai River Closed to Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced that the Kenai River sockeye fishing will close to anglers on Saturday, from the mouth upstream to the Cooper Landing bridge at Kenai Lake, except for those waters at the Kenai and Russian River confluence to target Russian River reds. ADFG projects that the Kenai River sockeye […]

Resurrecting the Public Record: Assessing Public Participation in Alaska’s Fisheries

Ever wonder how fishery regulations are created in Alaska? Who allocates fish to commercial, sport, personal use and subsistence fisheries? Are allocations based on science, or politics? Is the process broken, in need of mending, or working fine? In Alaska, Board of Fisheries (BOF) is tasked with the conservation and allocation of state fishery resources. […]

BOF will consider PWS hatchery production