07/20/12 - 8:58am
2012 is a sad year for the Kenai Peninsula, both for the residents and the tourists, ie, few king salmon in the streams and rumors of mushy halibut in Cook Inlet will dramatically impact its economy. And all the second guessers are having a field day -- how could this catastrophe happen? Regarding ocean trawlers, the only incentive to reduce bycatch is to make bycatch part of the catch quota, with no catch high-grading allowed. Regarding king salmon river fishing: 1) The fisheries must be bank fishing or driftboat-fishing-only, with no anchoring or anchor dragging allowed!