07/04/12 - 8:15am
King salmon across the state of Alaska is in depletion as a whole. Southcentral Alaska is not the only region experiencing low king salmon return rates, it's happening all over.
It's easy to blame a single fishery, such as the central district commercial fisherman for the depletion of kings in the Kenai River. However, the escapement levels in most rivers across the state from the Yukon River to the Seatuck have still met their annual escapement goals, and the returns still remain drastically low.