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2016 Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association’s Annual Membership will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting will be from Noon-5pm.Read More
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Supreme Court Reinforces Science-based Salmon Management, Value of Setnet Fishery The Alaskan families who comprise Cook Inlet’s century-old East Side Setnet fishery are both elated and relieved that Alaska’s Supreme Court has ruled the anti-setnet initiative unconstitutional. As a result of this decision, hundreds of Alaskan families will go into the New Year without the threat of losing our businesses, our incomes, our investments and our way of life hanging over our heads. More importantly, Cook Inlet’s salmon runs will continue to be managed by the principles of conservation andRead More
NEWS RELEASE January 12, 2015 Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 w., 907-321-7032 c. NOAA FISHERIES APPROVES SECOND ROUND OF FISHERIES DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS NOAA Fisheries is announcing the approval of the second round of fisheries disaster funds in the amount of $13M to     assist fishermen affected by the 2012 commercial fisheries failure due to the fishery resource disaster for the Yukon Chinook fishery, Kuskokwim Chinook fishery, and the Cook Inlet salmon fishery. This grant will be distributed as follows: $4.5M in direct payments to the recreation fishing sector, including sport fishing guidesRead More
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact:  Heather Handyside (907) 350-4846 October 17, 2014  Begich Applauds First Installment of Fish Disaster Assistance U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed today’s release of $7.5 million in federal disaster assistance for commercial fishermen affected by the 2012 failure of Chinook salmon in the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and Cook Inlet.  As a member of the Senate Appropriations committee Begich fought for the $20.8 million in assistance for Alaskans hurt by the run failure. “This initial assistance targets those most directly affected, the commercial fishermen whoseRead More
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PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2014 We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska to move forward.  Regardless of what the backers of the so named “Setnet Initiative” are calling themselves today, this is just one more attempt by Bob Penney and his lobbying organization, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, to put a century-old fishery in Cook Inlet, consisting of hardworking Alaskan families, out of business.  The initiative has nothing to do with conservation,Read More