No Relief In Sight For Cook Inlet Set Netters

Cook Inlet setnet fishermen listen in on a teleconference of the Board of Fisheries in Kenai Thursday morning. Photo by Shaylon Cochran, KDLL - Kenai

Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Fisheries did little to offer relief to set netters on Cook Inlet’s east side.  Presented with seven petitions asking for the chance to salvage the last few days of the sockeye season, the Board voted 5-2 to take no action.

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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.

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