Ak Fishing News: Feds keep Ninilchik subsistence fishery ruling
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The Anchorage Daily News reports that the Federal Subsistence Board on May 2nd rejected the State of Alaska's request to block a Kenai River subsistence fishery established the previous November.
"At issue was whether Ninilchik residents historically fished the stocks that return to the upper Kenai for spawning. In approving the fishery preference last November, board chairman Mike Fleagle said it was possible that even if Ninilchik residents didn't always fish in the upper Kenai they did fish in Cook Inlet for salmon that eventually returned to the stretch of river"
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