UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 12
The Upper Cook Inlet commercial drift fishery will be open to gillnetting in Drift Gillnet Area
1 and the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof Sections of the Upper Subdistrict on Thursday,
July 14, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, The Superior Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District
at Anchorage, found the June 30, 2011 Emergency Regulation adopted by the Alaska Board of
Fisheries to be invalid. As a result of this decision, the Central District Drift Gillnet Fishery
Management Plan 5 AAC 21.353 (a)(2)(A)(ii) requires the Central District commercial drift gillnet
fishery to be restricted during the second regular fishing period between July 9 and July 15 to the
Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof Sections of the Upper Subdistrict and Drift Gillnet Area 1.
As Thursday, July 14, 2011 is the second regular period during the July 9-15 time frame, this fishing period is open in the above described areas in compliance with courtís ruling.