Fish and Wildlife Closing Federal Kenai River Subsistence Fishery to Kings

Posted: June 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Federal subsistence fishery for Chinook salmon in the Kenai River downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake will be closed beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 20, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2013.

This closure prohibits all subsistence fishing for King salmon, including both dip net and rod and reel fisheries.

Jeffry Anderson, Cook Inlet Area Inseason Manager for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service told us that Chinook salmon may not be retained or possessed.

Kings that are accidentally caught while fishing for other species may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately.

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