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Title: 2014?2015 Annual Management Report and 2016 sport fisheries overview for Northern Kenai Peninsula: fisheries under consideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries, 2017.
Author: Begich, R. N., J. A. Pawluk, J. L. Cope, and S. K. Simons.
Year: 2017
Report ID: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fishery Management Report No. 17-06, Anchorage.
Abstract: This report provides information on fisheries in the Northern Kenai Peninsula Management Area. An overview of information for the 2014 2015 sport fisheries is included, and updated fishery data along with inseason provisional data from 2016 for fisheries under consideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries in February 2017 is provided. Summary information is provided for estimates of effort, catch, and harvest through 2015. The following sport fisheries are included: Kenai River Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) early and late runs, Kasilof River Chinook salmon early and late runs, Russian River sockeye salmon (O. nerka) early and late runs, Kenai River sockeye salmon late run, areawide coho salmon (O. kisutch) and pink salmon (O. gorbuscha), and resident species including rainbow trout and steelhead (O. mykiss), Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma), lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus), and illegally introduced northern pike (Esox lucius). The educational fisheries, guided sport fisheries, various habitat concerns as well as Kenai and Kasilof rivers sockeye salmon personal use fisheries are also discussed.
Keywords: Northern Kenai Peninsula Management Area, Kenai River, Kasilof River, Russian River, Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, sockeye salmon, Oncorhyncus nerka, coho salmon, Onchoryncus kisutch, rainbow trout, Onchorynchus mykiss, Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma, northern pike, Esox lucius, personal use dip net fisheries, Alaska Board of Fisheries.