Sunday, September 30, 2018

ACA supports KRSA in calling a time-out on expanding pink salmon hatchery production

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association has requested a review of potential overproduction at pink salmon hatcheries in Alaska. Many of us are concerned that hundreds of millions of pink fry are outcompeting other species, especially king salmon, in ocean waters.

Biologists confirm a correlation between high pink years and low king years. While this doesn't prove the cause, it is time to pause the increase in pink salmon hatchery production until we better understand the relationship.

The ACA has submitted a comment letter for the AK Board of Fish meeting in Anchorage October 16, and you can sign a similar letter of comment by October 3rd by using KRSA's handy email form.

Here's the letter ACA submitted:





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