Compass: Setnetters share burden, stake in sustaining Kenai kings

Dan Coffey’s recent compass piece, “Act now or we will lose the Kenai River kings (July 24)” once again illustrates this former Alaska Board of Fisheries chairman’s bias toward  he commercialized sport fisheries on the Kenai River, as well as his willingness to twist/omit facts in pursuit of marginalizing the historic setnet fishery on the Kenai Peninsula to maximize in-river participation. Coffey lists: ocean survival, high-seas trawlers, setnetters, marginal productivity, and “there may be others” as reasons for the decline of Kenai River kings.

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