Fish and Game discusses salmon research, Cook Inlet management with Mat-Su commission

The borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission met with Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials and other interested parties to discuss plans for future research, and what that could mean for fisheries management in Cook Inlet, May 15.ADFG and the borough received a combined $7 million from the legislature for various fisheries projects, although that is still subject to Gov. Sean Parnell’s approval. Parnell had proposed spending money on statewide fisheries research, but whether or not he will approve the legislature’s plan, which sends more money specifically to research in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, has yet to be seen. continued