Shawn Dick of Talkneetna carries a fresh catch out of the water while dipnetting on the Kenai Beach on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Shawn Dick of Talkneetna carries a fresh catch out of the water while dipnetting on the Kenai Beach on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Online reporting required for personal use fishing

Harvest and participation reporting must be done online by no later than Aug. 15, 2021.

Alaskans with Personal Use Salmon Fishery Permits on the Upper Cook Inlet will now be required to report their participation and harvest online with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, according to a press release from the agency.

Personal use fishing is only open to Alaska residents who have valid resident sport fishing licenses. Alaskans with these permits are not allowed by law to buy, sell, trade or barter any of the fish.

The online harvest reporting is required of Alaskans with a personal use permit for the Upper Cook Inlet regardless of if they obtained the license with Fish and Game or through a third-party vendor. Reporting is also required for both dipnetters and non-dipnetters alike.

To submit a report through the online portal, enter the name, permit number and select the correct personal use permit under the Southcentral subheading. Permits without the number can also be found on the page by clicking the “search permit” tab.

The release stated that reporting by mail or hand delivery is no longer suitable. Harvest and participation reporting must be done online by no later than August 15, 2021.

Starting in the 2022 fishing season, failure to report participation and harvest online for Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permits by the deadline will result in the loss of personal use fishing privileges for the 2023 season.

Fish and Game encourages Alaskans with personal use permits to be sure to provide an accurate email when obtaining the license, so the agency can send out a reminder to report participation and harvest online at the end of the season.

For additional information about online harvest reporting, the Soldotna Fish and Game office can be reached at 907-262-9368.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

More in News

The badge for the Kenai Police Department (Clarion file)
Walmart briefly evacuated after bomb threat

The investigation is ongoing.

Peninsula Clarion file
Merry voices to fill Kenai chamber

Historical society carolling event returns after hiatus

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
State officials urge vaccination as omicron spreads in US

Omicron was first identified as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization on Nov. 26.

Alaska State Troopers logo.
1 hunter dead, another missing after boat hits rough seas off Whittier

The pair were reportedly hunting on Wednesday on Esther Island in Prince William Sound.

Kenai City Council members James Baisden (left) and Deborah Sounart (right) listen as member Teea Winger (center) speaks in support of legislation opposing government COVID-19 mandates, during a meeting of the Kenai City Council on Wednesday, in Kenai.
Kenai council declares opposition to mask mandates

The statement does not change city code or supersede federal law.

Signage indicates that face masks are required for entry to the Soldotna Public Library on March 25, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. The Soldotna City Council voted Wednesday to make mask-wearing optional in city facilities. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Masks recommended, not required in Soldotna city buildings

Council amends measure to make mask-wearing optional

Nick Begich III, seen here in this undated photo, is challenging Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives saying Alaska needs new energy in Washington D.C. (Courtesy photo / Alaskans for Nick Begich)
Nick Begich III touts fiscal conservatism in US House race

GOP candidate challenges Young’s record

Sockeye salmon. (Photo via Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
Fish and Game seeks comment on 2022 sport fish stocking plan

The Sport Fish Division plans to release approximately 7 million fish into the Alaska water systems over the next five years.

A map shows which parts of the Chugach National Forest are open to motorized winter recreation use for the 2021-2022 season. (Map courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)
Parts of Chugach National Forest open to snowmachine use

The 2021-2022 winter motorized season will run through April 30.

Most Read