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Board of Fisheries debates Kenai meeting

...decision whether to move its 2017 Upper Cook Inlet meeting to the Kenai Peninsula...Anchorage and in Kenai. The Upper Cook Inlet issues may require more frequent...Anchorage to meet the other areas of Upper Cook Inlet halfway. The board usually sends...
Razor clam fishing to remain closed Matt Miller, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game's regional management coordinator for sportfishing in the Upper Cook Inlet. The department conducted surveys this year on five beaches on the peninsula - Ninilchik North and South, Clam Gulch...
Time for the fish board to meet on the peninsula

...could not find a venue for the Upper Cook Inlet meeting, scheduled to take place...resolution asking for the next Upper Cook Inlet board meeting to be held on the...During the 2014 meeting on the Upper Cook Inlet, more than 470 public comments...
Commission calls for proposals to spend 2012 salmon funds

...administers the payments for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, who in 2012 declared federal fishery disasters for the 2012 Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries, the 2010-12 Yukon River king salmon runs and 2011-12 Kuskokwim king runs.In 2014, Congress...
Kenai River king salmon return triggers restrictions in commercial setnet fishery

...The paired restrictions are the result of regulatory changes made during the 2014 Board of Fisheries meeting on Upper Cook Inlet. However, east side setnet fishermen have seen consistent restrictions to fishing time and area since 2012 due to...
Conservative start to king fishery called for

With conservation of king salmon driving management of upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries, it makes sense that managers have taken a conservative approach to the late run of Kenai River kings. Alaska...
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...of a pound when Fish and Game makes its own size counts later in the season.Pat Shields, the area biologist for Upper Cook Inlet, also said that this year's returning reds are the smallest on department record for this time of year."We took...
Fishing report: Good time to chase rainbows

...Kenai River personal-use fishery has prohibited by emergency order. This year, those wishing to participate in upper Cook Inlet personal-use fisheries can get permits online at In addition, personal-use...
Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

...their natal streams - leaving a harvest of about 3.7 million fish. Fish and Game staff on Monday released the 2015 Upper Cook Inlet Sockeye Salmon Forecast; the document outlines harvest predictions in several major systems in the Cook Inlet including...
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...of the state that are classified as nonsubsistence.That would primarily affect the commercial setnet fishery in Upper Cook Inlet. According to information from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, there are about 734 active Cook Inlet...


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