Board Of Fisheries Nushagak King Plans Not Pleasing Everyone

Nushagak River
Photo by Scott Haugen

Earlier this week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries held its fishing management meetings. And while king salmon struggles continue to be an issue, with several closures and restrictions announced. In Bristol Bay, the board voted on Nusagak River kings’ management plans, with plans that didn’t please everyone in the area for two of the proposals, 11 and 13. Here are some details from Alaska’s News Source:

While the Board voted in Proposal 11 unanimously, Board Chair Märit Carlson-Van Dort had some reservations about the plan and said she believed that they would be returning to this issue soon.

“I don’t think that this is an issue that’s going to be solved with this plan in the near term, I think that this is going to continue to be an issue that we revisit for the Nushagak River and other systems around the state of Alaska,” Carlson-Van Dort said.

Carlson-Van Dort also said that plans like these rely on anglers and commercial fishers to accurately submit their data and that this cooperation is vital if they are going to work in the future.