Kintama Research conducted a salmon tagging program last summer, tracking the movements of reds and kings through Cook Inlet.
Kintama President David Welch…
Welch: “The tags that we’re going to put on the fish will tell us the depth that the animals are migrating at and where they’re migrating through the east side of Cook Inlet. That data then goes to ADF&G when we’ve wrapped up the initial work, and then hopefully will contribute to the discussion about how to better manage the fishery.”
Welch is currently drafting that report, which will soon be delivered to the Department of Fish & Game.
In the meantime, Kintama will be giving $1,000 to one of the fishermen who caught a tagged fish and returned it. The winner will be announced Wednesday.