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Alaska’s Salmon Should be Managed by Alaska

In the coming days, members of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (Council) will make important decisions about management of salmon fisheries in federal waters in Cook Inlet. Among the more contentious issues they will deal with is who can best manage Alaska’s fisheries – the federal government or the State of Alaska. For decades, […]

State brings new gear restrictions, lifts annual limit on hatchery Kings, on the Ninilchik

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) today announced that it is restricting legal sportfishing gear to a single hook with no bait on the Ninilchik River king salmon fishery. At the same time, any hatchery king salmon harvested in the Ninilchik River will not count against the Kenai Peninsula/Cook Inlet annual king salmon […]

SPORT FISHERIES OFFER COVID-19 GUIDELINES

April 20, 2020 –   The Alaska Sport and Personal Use Fishing COVID-19 Response Group today released guidance to promote responsible fishery access for individual anglers and Alaska fishing businesses. The guidance is available at www.KRSA.com/COVID-19. As Alaska moves towards safely re-opening, the sportfishing community is committed to doing so in a responsible manner. The website offers resources […]

SPORT FISHERIES RESPOND TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES

April 13, 2020 – The Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) applauds the efforts of the State of Alaska to maintain access to sport, guided sport, and personal use fisheries during the COVID-19 crisis. While travel between communities is prohibited under the health mandate, the public may still travel to fishing locations. Sport and Personal Use […]

Pink Salmon – A Keystone Predator in the North Pacific Salmon Food Chain

In the North Pacific Ocean, the overall number of pink salmon impacts the size and numbers of other salmon, including coho, Chinook and steelhead salmon.  Across Alaska, king salmon populations are at historic low numbers. The Yukon, Kuskokwim, Cook Inlet, Kodiak, Copper River and Southeast Alaska king salmon fisheries for subsistence, sport, personal use and […]

Kenai and Kasilof River Fishery Update for Sockeye Salmon, August 4

Kenai  Kenai sockeye counts continue to lag with just 516,562 counted thru Friday August 3. At the normal 86 percent point in run timing, it is now unlikely that the minimum inriver goal of 900,000 will be reached. Current mathematical projections are for a final sonar count of around 600,000. With the fisheries closed to […]

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 […]

Board of Fisheries appointment cuts out Anchorage anglers, dip-netters