Tag Archives: Board of Fisheries

Kodiak Opposes Salmon Cap Agenda Change

Adult Sockeye Salmon encounter a waterfall on their way up-river to spawn. (Photo by Marvina Munch / USFWS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is gearing up to oppose what it considers a threat to its fisheries. Last year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a study that found a percentage of Kodiak area sockeye salmon are Cook Inlet fish. Now, ... Read More »

Legislature Confirms Board of Fisheries Appointees

Screen capture of Les Gara during joint session on Gavel to Gavel. Courtesy of 360 North Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state legislature confirmed the appointment of three members to the Board of Fisheries Tuesday at its joint session. Board Chair John Jensen of Petersburg and member Reed Morisky of Fairbanks will both return to their seats, while former member Frederick “Fritz” ... Read More »

Consultant Recommends Keeping Close Eye on Salmon Genetic Study

The Kodiak Joint Fisheries Working Group held a two-plus hour meeting Thursday morning to hear several reports, including one about a possible intercept fishery around Kodiak of Upper Cook Inlet salmon. A genetic study indicating such an intercept was presented at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Kodiak this winter, and will be presented again at the board’s Cook ... Read More »

Board of Fisheries Holds Meeting in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting in Kodiak last week. The board puts out an open call for suggested regulatory changes in any fishery and region. One proposal it received would have allowed fishermen to harvest a certain number of bairdi crab in the Bering Sea despite the low threshold of mature female crab. Glenn Haight ... Read More »

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