Phone: (907) 267-2889
August 12, 2014
Upper Cook Inlet personal use permit holders are reminded that August 15 is the deadline to return 2014 Upper Cook Inlet personal use salmon fishery permits to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. These are the permits for dip netting at the Kenai and Kasilof rivers and Fish Creek and for set gillnetting at the Kasilof River.
Participants in these personal use fisheries are required by law to return permits even if they did not fish, or they fished but caught nothing. Compliance with the permit requirements is important to future management of the Upper Cook Inlet personal use fisheries. Permit holders are asked to review all the information on the permit for legibility and accuracy. If no one in the household went personal use fishing, please answer “NO” for the question “Did you fish for personal use in 2014?” and return the permit to ADF&G. Permits can be mailed to the department with appropriate postage; the address is printed on the back of the permit. Permits may also be delivered to local ADF&G offices during regular business hours.
In cases where permits have been lost or are too damaged to go through the mail, permit holders may mail a letter that includes your name, mailing address, 2014 sport fishing license number, Alaska driver’s license number and names of the household members listed on the original permit. Please include an accounting of the dates and location(s) the permit was fished and the species and number of fish retained, including flounder. On dates where dip netting or personal use set gillnetting occurred but no fish were caught, include the dates and locations, and write “zero.” Mail the letter to:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Personal Use Salmon Permits
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99518-1599
For more information, contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218 or Kristine Dunker, Fisheries Biologist in Anchorage at (907) 267-2889.