Board of Fisheries adopts change to Kenai king escapement

The Board of Fisheries changed the escapement goal for late-run king salmon  on the Kenai River March 21. The new escapement goal, which passed unanimously, is 15,000 to 30,000. The  change is based on a change in sonar counters from split-beam to DIDSON. The  board took up the Cook Inlet issue as part of its statewide finish meeting, held  in Anchorage March 19 to 23. continue reading