The change is aimed at keeping the region’s sport harvest of chinook within a target allocation of 37,900 fish.
Alaska has designated fishing as “critical infrastructure” — including sport fishing. But travel mandates could make trips to fishing destinations an upstream battle for people trying to come in from out of state.
A group of sportfishermen and guides have introduced an initiative that would ban commercial set-net operations in the state’s urban areas, including Cook Inlet.
The state Board of Fisheries today (Tuesday) decided to continue allowing sport anglers to use electric reels. The panel voted down a proposal prohibiting power-assisted reels, except for disabled sport fishermen.