Good news for sport and commercial fisherman as catch numbers have been increased. More salmon are returning to the kenai river than expected. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game just doubled its bag limit to 6 a day. Commercial fisherman have also been allowed an additional 51 hours of fishing a week. So far 2.2 million upper cook inlet red salmon have been harvested. The expected late numbers are now at 750,000 -950,000 46% higher than last year, still lower than average but better than predicted.
This is good news for sports fisherman and commercial and for us as we are guaranteed great salmon on our tables.