Emergency order: Dipnetting expanded

Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Due to a strong return of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order to expand the area open to dipnetting.

Effective as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, dipnetting from the shoreline is now allowed from Fish and Game markers on the Cook Inlet beaches upstream to the Sterling Highway bridge. Dipnetting from a boat is allowed from Fish and Game markers located on the Cook Inlet beaches upstream to markers at river Mile 3.

No king salmon may be kept in the Kasilof River personal-use salmon fishery. Any king salmon, Dolly Varden, or rainbow/steelhead trout caught while dipnetting must be released immediately.

Only Alaska residents may participate in personal-use fisheries.



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