Personal use dipnetting closed for Upper Cook Inlet fisheries at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Kenai River dipnetting ended Aug. 1, but dipnetting on the Kasilof River ran an additional week, until Monday night.
Both fisheries made use of the same Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Permit. Now that the season has closed, anglers are required to complete online reporting at harvest.adfg.alaska.gov by Aug. 15. Everyone with a permit is required to report, even if the permit was left unused or if no fish were caught.
Failure to report by the deadline will result in the loss of personal use fishing privilege in 2024, the department says.
For more information about fishing regulations and opportunity, visit adfg.alaska.gov.
This story was corrected on Tuesday, Aug. 8. A previous version said that all Kenai Peninsula dipnetting has closed, but the China Poot fishery on the southern Kenai Peninsula was extended through Aug. 13 by Emergency Order last week.
Reach reporter Jake Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org.