First King Violation of the Season

The first 2013 King Salmon fishing violation has been recorded for the Cook Inlet; Wildlife Troopers report that Sharon Deiman, age 49 of Ninilchik, allegedly failed to record a king salmon measuring greater than 20 inches in length on her license. Deiman was cited on May 12th, with bail set at $110 in Homer Court.

 

Wildlife Trooper Sgt. Paul McConnell said he’s expecting this summer to be particularly busy for the Cook Inlet, as weak projections for King Salmon returns make life more complicated for local fishermen…

 

Sgt. McConnell: “On the Kenai it is certainly complicated, but with the commercial fishery and personal use fishery and sport fishery  everybody wants a slice of that pie, so it’s pretty tough to be managed and we do our best to enforce what the managers seem to think is best at the time, so that we try to reduce the illegal take or harvest.”

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