The recent article on Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association net pens was very informative. The use of the net pens is temporary, used to imprint fish. Additionally CIAA has taken over many functions once performed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Also CIAA has taken over Trail Lakes and Tutka Hatcheries, once operated by the state. In conclusion CIAA makes fish for both various sport and commercial fisheries.
Here is what baffles me. This organization, CIAA, that has taken over state facilities and programs, and ironically has to battle through all the pushback from the state in order to perform some of the same functions the state/ADFG performed in the past, but why? I also do not understand the pushback from many of the Homer residents. CIAA serves fishermen — all fishermen.