Throw it back! Kings restricted from Kenai dipnetting season
Heads up, Alaskans: you can't keep kings when dipnetting this month in the Kenai.
The latest in a series of king salmon regulations is hitting home for Alaskans, as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that personal dipnet fishing on the Kenai River July 10 through July 31 has a serious restriction: the retention of king salmon is prohibited.
"Any king salmon caught incidentally may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately, unharmed," ADFG says.
The 2018 king salmon run has been underperforming across the board this season, resulting in numerous restrictions and even closures of inriver and marine sport fisheries.
Further actions may be taken depending on the run strength, authorities say.
Alaskans can dipnet on the Kenai River from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. from July 10 through July 31. Permits and licenses are required.
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