Kenai City Council Presents Amendments, Objections To Fisheries Proposals

first_imgGabriel: “It’s an impact to a lot of our city departments from parks and rec, the roads department, and our local law enforcement. Also, the ability to get down there and clean the beaches, which we have been trying to do a better job of in the past. In this case by extending the fishery, the city manager and I have talked about different scenarios that could or may work out, but we may not have the resources available.” The City is also opposing Proposal 203 to extend the dipnet season and liberalize the bad limit when the sonar estimate is projected to exceed 1.2 million sockeye. Mayor Brian Gabriel… Councilor Henry Knackstedt lives in that neighborhood… The City further “strongly opposes” Proposal 204, authored by the Kenai River Sportsfishing Association, which would extend the dipnet fishery upstream to Cunningham Park. The Board of Fish is scheduled to meet in Anchorage from February 23 – March 8. For the full details, including how to stream the meetings live, click here.center_img Cm. Knackstedt: “The banks are quite erosive along Barabara Drive and the Beaver Loop area there, the added traffic in the river would cause more erosion. The river is narrower there, I don’t think it would be a real safe thing.” City Manager Paul Ostrander says they’re recommending an amendment to Proposal 201, to prevent habitat damage from summertime crowds, but still allow private property owners to fish on their own property. Proposal 201 was proposed by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and would“[designate] a natural/physical feature instead of a department marker will create a permanent marker to clarify the upstream boundary of the personal use dip net fishery.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai is proposing some changes to Board of Fisheries proposals relating to the city’s dipnet fishery, and outright opposing others.last_img

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