Fish Board considers Upper Cook Inlet proposals

Salmon in the Kenai River will take center stage Friday as the Alaska Board of Fisheries begins two weeks of meetings in Anchorage.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Salmon in the Kenai River will take center stage Friday as the Alaska Board of Fisheries begins two weeks of meetings in Anchorage.

The seven-member board that sets bag limits and fishing seasons will consider 236 proposals regarding regulations in Upper Cook Inlet.
Sport fishing guides and anglers want additional protections for Kenai River king salmon.
Commercial fishermen including set-netters who target sockeye salmon want continued access.
Public testimony is expected to take up three days of the session.
The board received almost 500 public comments before the meeting.

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