Public Radio for the Central Kenai Peninsula
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support KDLL, make a donation today!

Fishermen question ADF&G salmon management

IMG_4801.png
Jay Barrett/KDLL
/

While Gov. Bill Walker was in Kenai on Friday, he took some time to listen to the concerns of over a hundred Cook Inlet commercial fishermen about management of salmon in the district during this year of low returns. It was a generally cordial meeting but there were many direct questions. Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotton joined Gov. Walker and was called upon several times to defend Fish and Game policy. Lack of faith in escapement policy also arose. So many fishermen questioned the department’s ability to allocate the fish fairly that Cotton promised to have the goals independently audited.

Related Content