Emergency Petitions


PWS Hatchery Emergency Petition #2 - May 16th 2018


PWS Hatchery Emergency Petition

This petition is asking for the Board of Fish to consider the management options for fisheries supported by hatchery pink salmon in the Prince William Sound in response to amendments made to PWS hatchery management plans to increase pink salmon production. This is an advance by sport and recreational fishing groups from the cook inlet area, the main leading organizations is the Kenai River Sportfishing Association. This petition was reviewed at the May 14th meeting  and there was no finding of emergency by a vote of 3-3.  No public comment was heard but there is a live audio feed here for the public to listen in. This issue will be brought up at the October 17-18th Board of Fisheries work session. CDFU is working with other organizations and the hatcheries on this issue.