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Some commercial fishermen upset by Alaska fish board’s new scheme

The Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting has finished in Anchorage with a new plan for commercial fishing in Cook Inlet and commercial fishermen are angry. The board settled on a scheme to permit commercial driftnetters to fish more in the lower Inlet near Homer while restricting them in the waters off Kenai farther north. The hope is the plan will allow the driftnetters to catch just as many Kenai Peninsula sockeye salmon as in the past, but with a bycatch of fewer of the struggling silver and sockeye salmon bound for the Susitna River drainage. Read [email protected]  13:12