01/07/14 - 8:48am
I have been a Kenai River property owner since 2002, and I have fished the Kenai since 1989. I am very concerned by the downturn in the fishery, and the lack of cooperation between user groups.
King salmon are a sport fish priority in Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. Sport fisheries benefit more from greater abundance of fish, not less. We benefit from managing Kenai River king salmon fisheries for maximum sustained return, not minimum escapement goals. Making sure we have healthy escapements to deliver larger returns of kings is critical.