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Kenai Peninsula seafood industry sees relatively few out-of-state COVID cases
Officials say king salmon runs have significantly underperformed preseason expectations.
Dipnetters see quiet 1st day, with moderate catch
Dipnetting on the Kenai River opens Friday.
Where have all the salmon gone?
Dipnetters should socially distance, wear face coverings when needed and wash hands and surfaces.
The restrictions are out of concern for Kenai River and the Kasilof River king salmon populations.
Subsistence rod-and-reel fishing for king salmon on the Kenai River will be prohibited.
The returning king salmon population has been lower than what ADFG biologists had forecast for this year.
As of Sunday, video weirs and sonar had counted 184 king salmon at the Anchor River.
The offer is meant to assist local businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The man allegedly shipped 144 rainbow trout to Alaska that were released into a closed lake.
“If the quarantine doesn’t come off pretty soon, I think we’ll just be out of luck this year.”
Fishing charters are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity with people from different households.
As a vessel operator, you are responsible for your crew’s compliance with the mandate.
Facing an uncertain future as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is looking ahead to the upcoming season with determination to salvage… Continue reading
Alaska is our country’s last salmon state.
King salmon retention will be prohibited in this fishery.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission wrapped up its meeting in Anchorage last week.
Alaska’s seafood industry puts 58,700 people to work.