Proposal 59 in the Kodiak meeting of the Board of Fish would establish a Kodiak commercial troll fishery - this is a new fishery.
The fishery would target coho and chinook salmon and I believe a large portion of the harvest would come from non-local stocks. For example, recent tagging data on chinook salmon shows that fish from as far away as Oregon feed around the island, along with BC fish, SE fish, Upper Cook Inlet chinook, and Washington fish. This troll fishery would be targeting those stocks. Coho stocks are also likely to be targeted from non-local sources.
The Board of Fish has made this a restructuring proposal so it will be discussed in detail.
If you object, and I hope a number of people do, send your comments to the ADF&G, boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526. Comments must be received by Dec. 27th.
Also, in the Kodiak proposals there are a number that expand the cape fisheries on sockeye salmon headed to Upper Cook Inlet. For example proposal 54,55. There are too many to list here.
If one wants to decrease the interception of Upper Cook Inlet bound fish by the Kodiak seine fleet then one should oppose these proposals.
I know that some people feel less sockeye returning to UCI may mean better sport fishing but that is short sighted. They take more than just sockeye in these fisheries.