The Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s annual Kenai Classic Roundtable on Fisheries will be held next week, on Aug. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
According to a release from the association, the roundtable will open with a keynote address by Rep. Mary Peltola, and close with remarks by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Other featured speakers are National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Offshore Wind Science Lead Andrew Lipsky; American Sportfishing Association Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director Mike Waine; and Bureau of Land Management Alaska Director Steve Cohn. The roundtable will be moderated by Pacific Fishery Management Council Chair Marc Gorelnik.
At the roundtable, the release says, the short film “Rivers are Life — Kings of the Kenai” will be publicly shown for the first time, and discussion will center on “Recreational Fisheries and Offshore Energy Development” and “How the alphabet soup of new federal funding opportunities for angler access and habitat restoration projects can foster partnerships and improve fisheries.”
Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event can also be viewed via streaming on the association’s YouTube channel.
For more information about the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, visit krsa.com or facebook.com/KenaiRiverSportfishing.
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