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Fish board should address king salmon

Posted: January 22, 2014 - 10:19am

I’m a property owner on the lower Kenai River and have seen the decline in the amount of King salmon over the past 20 years. I have done bank restoration per the Kenai River Center requirements to help give salmon fry a safe haven from the predators when they are at the fry stage. I hope to enjoy fishing and relaxing on the Kenai for another 30 years.

Thank you for this chance to let you know how concerned I am about the dire situation facing our Cook Inlet king salmon fisheries. Kings are very important to me as well as to my family and friends. Decisions at the upcoming Board of Fisheries meeting on January 31, 2014 through February 14, 2014 at the Egan Center will greatly impact the direction and health of these king salmon runs for many years to come. The time is now to act on this most important resource. The Kenai River Sportfishing Association has submitted 13 proposals of which I am in favor of.

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