Alaska: Assembly Asks State for East Side Setnet Disaster Declaration
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is asking Gov. Mike Dunleavy to issue an economic disaster declaration for the east side setnet fishery in Upper Cook Inlet in response to state regulations that have limited how long fishers can be on the water.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries this summer closed the Kenai River drainage to king salmon fishing due to low king counts. That closure triggered the concurrent closure of the set gillnet fishery in the Upper Subdistrict of Cook Inlet, including the Kenai...
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