ADF&G Expanding Commercial Fishing Today to Curb Sockeye Numbers

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that they are expanding commercial fishing opportunities for today as a large number of Sockeye Salmon have made their way to the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Pat Shields, Commercial Fisheries Biologist with the Soldotna office of Fish and Game…

 

Shields: “That will be with drifters out in what we call the expanded corridor, wide corridor. And the slow the rate of escapement of Sockeye into the Kasilof River, we’re going to open up the terminal harvest area, which is an area at the mouth of the Kasilof River that’s normally closed to commercial fishing, so we’ll open a small area at the mouth of the Kasilof¬†River to commercial fishing to target Kasilof River Sockeye Salmon, where we are way ahead of where we’d like to be there.”

 

Set and drift gillnetting in the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area is open today from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, and driftnet fishing in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof Sections of the Upper Subdistrict from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. today.

 

 

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