BOF Adopts Proposal To Protect Kenai River King Salmon

first_imgAccording to documents submitted to the board by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, The current plan does not adequately protect late run kings during the last week of June while they are moving and staging outside of river mouths or in August when a significant proportion of the large females are returning. Preseason Assessment from the BOF: The Department shall, using all available information, provide the public with a projection of total run size of Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon at the earliest possible time. Prior to June 20 make a determination of whether projected run of Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon is large enough to support the full amount of fishing mortality provided for in the Combined Kasilof Salmon Management Plan, the Late-Run Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Management Plan and a full season of fishing with bait and retention of Kenai River king salmon of all sizes in the Kenai River sport fishery. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Board of Fisheries adopted proposal 104 at the their meeting on Friday in Anchorage. The proposal adopts a new Kenai Late Run King Salmon Conservation and Management Plan. The proposal establishes an escapement goal of 15,000-30,000 fish. Adopt Kenai Late Run King Salmon Conservation and Management Plan revisions as follows:Sustainable Escapement Goal Current 13,500 – 27,000 big fishOptimum Escapement Goal Proposed 16,500 – 30,000 big fish Finally, the current sustainable escapement goal (SEG) is not based on maximum sustained production which is the appropriate standard for the sport priority king run – rather it is based on a lesser maximum sustained yield standard which favors an increased allocation to the commercial fishery.last_img

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