King Salmon Restrictions for Kenai, Kasilof Rivers

Anglers seeking king salmon on the Kenai and Kasilof  rivers will face temporary restrictions as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game seeks to increase the number of fish entering watersheds. The department issued emergency orders that include catch-and-release measures on the Kenai and catch-and-release of natural kings on the Kasilof. The department is also prohibiting saltwater sport fishing within a mile of shore between the Ninilchik river and Bluff Point. The emergency orders take effect tomorrow. Area management biologists say 25 percent of the king run is complete and is showing below-average returns.