The state Board of Fisheries started its meeting in Anchorage Tuesday. Board members heard Alaska Fish and Game staff reports, as well as one from the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force. The task force was formed last year to consider options in making changes to how late run Kenai River king salmon are managed. Changes in those rules would influence Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishing regulations. Fish Board members Tom Klubertson and Vince Webster co- chaired the task force. Klubertson told the Board poor Chinook runs last year forced fisheries managers to severely curtail all types of fisheries to try to make Chinook escapement goals.
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