Alaska Board of Fisheries calls for shallower setnets in hopes of saving Kenai Kings

Commercial setnet fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula will be given the opportunity this summer to shift their operations to shallower nets in an attempt to save king salmon in Alaska’s renowned Kenai River if the run is as weak as predicted. The Wednesday action by the Alaska Board of Fisheries comes about a decade after shallower nets were ordered for the state’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Bristol Bay is the site of the world’s largest harvest of sockeye salmon. Read [email protected] 11:42