Drift gillnet fishermen have been opened again, this time on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 7am to 7pm in the open waters of the Central District south of Kalgin Island.
This marks the second day in a row that drifters have been opened to help reduce the number of sockeye escaping.
ADF&G officials met yesterday afternoon to consider the future management of king and sockeye runs. Sportfish management biologists said nothing is changing for them. Commercial fisheries management biologists said they’ll look in their tool bag day by day to decide how they’ll proceed. Escapement in the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers are both well above where the ADF&G would like them to be.