Retention of kings prohibited in dipnet fishery

Dipnetters participating in the personal-use fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River will be prohibited from retaining king salmon when the fishery opens Wednesday.

Due to poor performance of king salmon stocks in Cook Inlet and other parts of the state, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is taking management steps to conserve Kenai River king salmon in an effort to avoid additional restrictions or closure of the sport fishery, the department said in a Monday press release.

Any king salmon caught in the personal-use fishery may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately.

The Kenai River personal-use fishery is open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. each day through July 31. A permit is required to participate in the fishery.

— Staff report

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