Commercial setnet fishermen will be meeting at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, Saturday, for its annual meeting. The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association will be hearing from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the area mayors. Robert Williams is the President. He spoke to us, this afternoon.
He is concerned that commercial fishermen could see less fishing time for sockeyes due to the low escapement of kings. Williams is also skeptical about the accuracy of the new DIDSON counting system.
He feels there is just a lot of indecision in the Sportfish Division of Fish and Game with the king salmon count that could keep commercial fishermen home in the middle of the sockeye run.
Williams says the public is invited to tomorrow afternoon’s meeting to learn more about the association and commercial fishing. The meeting starts at 3 p.m.