Written by Jen Finn
Public input on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management has continued, with a proposal for the Kenai River late-run King Salmon Management Plan likely to come out of the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force this month.
The task force will likely hold its final meeting regarding the plan on Feb. 14.
In January, Board of Fisheries Member Tom Kluberton, co-chair of the task force, said the body is doing a good job of working together —perhaps the best of any task force he has seen.
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The anti-mining group Salmon Beyond Borders expressed disappointment and dismay last week at Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s announcement that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
This came just days after his administration asked members of his newly-formed Transboundary Rivers Citizens Advisory Work Group to provide comment on a Draft Statement of Cooperation associated with Transboundary mining.Read more...
NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.
We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.Read more...