Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Although the deadline for dipnetters to report their catch to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has expired, the department would still like to receive the reports.
In a news release Tuesday, Fish and Game officials reminded Upper Cook Inlet personal use dipnet and set-gillnet permit holders that August 15th was the deadline to return permits to Fish and Game. These are the permits for dipnetting at the Kenai and Kasilof rivers 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 even if they fished but caught nothing. Permit holders are asked to review all the information on the permit for legibility and accuracy. Permits can be mailed to the department or delivered to local offices during regular business hours.