Commercial Fishermen Rally For Change In Fishing Policies

Set net fishermen from Cook Inlet took to the streets following a rally Friday in Kenai. Setnet fisheries have been opened just three days in 2012 in an effort to preserve king salmon runs. Photo by Shaylon Cochran, KDLL - Kenai

Nearly 200 commercial set net fishermen from the east side of Cook Inlet gathered Friday with their families to rally support for a change in the policies that have allowed just three days of fishing so far this year.

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Shaylon Cochran is a host and reporter at KDLL in Kenai. He’s reported on fishing, energy, agriculture and local politics since coming to Alaska in 2011. He has worked at KDLL/KBBI on the Kenai Peninsula, where he picked up lots of new hobbies, like smoking salmon, raising chickens, skiing and counting RV’s. He holds a bachelors degree in Journalism from Iowa State University.