Fish

Salmon are preserved in a cooler by dipnetters on Saturday, July 10, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Sockeye bag and posession limits increased

The new limits are six per day and 12 in possession.

 

Setnets are packed up on the Kasilof River on June 25, 2021, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

East side setnetters denied fishery reopening

The Alaska Board of Fisheries held an emergency meeting Monday after eastside setnetters submitted petitions to reopen the fishery. In the end the board voted… Continue reading

 

A fisher holds a reel on the Kenai River near Soldotna on June 30, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish and Game imposes lure restriction on Kenai River

King salmon projected to not meet minimum escapement

A fisher holds a reel on the Kenai River near Soldotna on June 30, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A juvenile Chinook salmon swims in Campbell Creek in Anchorage in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Warmer water, rainfall tied to king salmon decline, study suggests

The study looks at nine different indicators for 15 Cook Inlet chinook popluations.

A juvenile Chinook salmon swims in Campbell Creek in Anchorage in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Tight Lines: Seward sees start of snagging season

Tight Lines: Seward sees start of snagging season

“Fish are coming in thick … People are catching limits daily.”

Tight Lines: Seward sees start of snagging season
Reeling ‘Em In: Chinooks starting to hit at Fishin’ Hole
Reeling ‘Em In: Chinooks starting to hit at Fishin’ Hole
Jeremy Woodrow, interim executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, speaks to the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Jeremy Woodrow, interim executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, speaks to the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

Fish & Game places restrictions on 2019 early run kings

If projections are realized, this year’s run would rank as the fourth lowest across 34 years.

A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Kenai asks Board of Fish to rescind meeting decision

Kenai asks Board of Fish to rescind meeting decision

In January the board decided to move the regulatory meeting from the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage.

Kenai asks Board of Fish to rescind meeting decision
Peninsula officials ask fisheries board to rescind decision, reschedule vote

Peninsula officials ask fisheries board to rescind decision, reschedule vote

Citing concern over a lack of public notice, peninsula officials have asked the Alaska Board of Fisheries to rescind its decision to move the location… Continue reading

Peninsula officials ask fisheries board to rescind decision, reschedule vote