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Kenai River Sportfishing Association Mission
Today’s Talk – What We Do <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries Management </li></ul><u...
Education
Our Education Programs <ul><li>Hooked on Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Release a Hog – Take Home a Trophy </li></ul><ul><li>Se...
Education
Community Education  Partnerships <ul><li>Caring for the Kenai </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Stream  </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE Ki...
Wounded Warrior Fishing
Research
Our Research Programs <ul><li>Habitat Conservation  – Riparian zone, Water Quality Monitoring, River Connectivity / Fish P...
Pacific Coastal  Salmon Recovery Fund <ul><li>$4.5 million funding for salmon research and habitat projects on Kenai and R...
<ul><li>Habitat Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldotna Classic Fishwalk and Handicap Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ru...
<ul><li>Habitat Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory of Kenai Habitat Restoration Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Fisheries Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run Reconstruction of Upper Russian River Sockeye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Report on  Salmon Values <ul><li>Upper Cook Inlet is unique in Alaska’s fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Alaska’s larg...
Economic Importance <ul><li>World Class Fishing  </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Life for Alaskans </li></ul><ul><li>Importan...
Economic Significance: Sport and Personal Use  <ul><li>UCI Sport and Personal Use Salmon fishing:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>G...
Annual Sport Fishing Days
Where Alaskans Fish
Where’s The Money? <ul><li>Recreational salmon fishing in UCI generates seven (680%) to twelve (1236%) times as many avera...
Average Annual Jobs and Income Generated by Salmon Fishing in UCI by Harvest Type
Fisheries Management Protecting Your Right to Fish
Fisheries Management <ul><li>Alaska Board of Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>North Pacific Fisheries Management Council </li><...
Board of Fisheries <ul><li>Provide for commercial harvest of fish above escapement goals </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the publi...
UCI Sport Fishing Priority? <ul><li>UCI recreational salmon values significantly surpass commercial salmon values by every...
Future Trends –  Recreational <ul><li>Demand for recreational fishing will increase – growth of 2.3% per year  </li></ul><...
Alaskans Love to Fish We’re Protecting Your Right to Fish
North Pacific Fisheries Management Council <ul><li>Current debate over Halibut allocation between recreational and commerc...
Federal Subsistence Board <ul><li>Rural Alaskans have Subsistence Priority on Federal Lands – ANILCA  </li></ul><ul><li>Su...
Habitat
Protection & Partnership <ul><li>National Fish Habitat Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partners...
Infrastructure & Investment  <ul><li>Provide responsible public access and infrastructure to aquatic & fishery resources <...
KRSA – Leading the Way <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries Management </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Learn What Is At Stake </li></ul><ul><li>Get Involved  www.kenairiversportfishing.com </li></ul><ul><li>Join & Sup...
Questions  &  Answers
Ricky Gease Kenai River Sportfishing Association (907) 262-8588 [email_address]
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Monday Forum: Sportfishing's Economic Impact on Southcentral Alaska

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Anchorage Chamber's Monday Forum: Sportfishing's Economic Impact on Southcentral Alaska, presented by Ricky Gease.

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    1. 2. Kenai River Sportfishing Association Mission
    2. 3. Today’s Talk – What We Do <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries Management </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat </li></ul>
    3. 4. Education
    4. 5. Our Education Programs <ul><li>Hooked on Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Release a Hog – Take Home a Trophy </li></ul><ul><li>Senator Ted Stevens Scholarship Program </li></ul><ul><li>Kenai River Classic </li></ul><ul><li>Kenai River Jr. Classic </li></ul><ul><li>Kenai River Women’s Classic </li></ul><ul><li>On the River </li></ul><ul><li>Eagle Award – Habitat Recognition Program </li></ul>
    5. 6. Education
    6. 7. Community Education Partnerships <ul><li>Caring for the Kenai </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a Stream </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Stream Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Fish On! Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Take a Kid / Vet Fishing & Wounded Warrior </li></ul><ul><li>Kenai River Guide Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Soldotna Fish Walk – On the Kenai River </li></ul>
    7. 8. Wounded Warrior Fishing
    8. 9. Research
    9. 10. Our Research Programs <ul><li>Habitat Conservation – Riparian zone, Water Quality Monitoring, River Connectivity / Fish Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries Conservation – Salmon research including stock monitoring & genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Information – Economic Values of Sport, Personal Use and Commercial Salmon Fishing in Upper Cook Inlet </li></ul>
    10. 11. Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund <ul><li>$4.5 million funding for salmon research and habitat projects on Kenai and Russian Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>KRSA management oversight – no administrative costs charged </li></ul><ul><li>Provided strategic plan through analytical hierarchy process with broad professional inputs </li></ul><ul><li>Model for state management of PCSRF </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Habitat Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldotna Classic Fishwalk and Handicap Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russian River Bank Restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russian River Ferry Crossing Restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Cost Share Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slikok Creek Restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai Peninsula College Restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dave’s Creek Fish Habitat Restoration </li></ul></ul>Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
    12. 13. <ul><li>Habitat Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory of Kenai Habitat Restoration Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Kenai River Stream Bank Restorations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Watershed Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Culvert Influence on Fish Passage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instream Flow Protection for the Middle Kenai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flow Monitoring of Kenai River Tributaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature Monitoring of Kenai River Tributaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additions to Anadromous Stream Catalog </li></ul></ul>Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
    13. 14. <ul><li>Fisheries Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run Reconstruction of Upper Russian River Sockeye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Inriver Abundance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Sockeye Smolt Abundance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Chinook Baseline Genetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Chinook Salmon Genetic Stock ID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Didson Sonar Research for Kenai Chinook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis of Size Selectivity in Early Run Kings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenai River Salmon Stock Delineation using Otoliths </li></ul></ul>Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
    14. 15. Report on Salmon Values <ul><li>Upper Cook Inlet is unique in Alaska’s fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Alaska’s largest and most economically valuable recreational and personal use fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Looks at participation, economic significance, net economic values, allocation and future trends </li></ul>
    15. 16. Economic Importance <ul><li>World Class Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Life for Alaskans </li></ul><ul><li>Important For Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Engine </li></ul>
    16. 17. Economic Significance: Sport and Personal Use <ul><li>UCI Sport and Personal Use Salmon fishing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generates annual sales of some $316 million (2006 dollars) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports 3,400 average annual jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produces $104 million in income in the region </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Annual Sport Fishing Days
    18. 19. Where Alaskans Fish
    19. 20. Where’s The Money? <ul><li>Recreational salmon fishing in UCI generates seven (680%) to twelve (1236%) times as many average annual jobs and 6 to 10 times as much average annual income as commercial salmon fishing. </li></ul>
    20. 21. Average Annual Jobs and Income Generated by Salmon Fishing in UCI by Harvest Type
    21. 22. Fisheries Management Protecting Your Right to Fish
    22. 23. Fisheries Management <ul><li>Alaska Board of Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>North Pacific Fisheries Management Council </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Subsistence Board </li></ul>
    23. 24. Board of Fisheries <ul><li>Provide for commercial harvest of fish above escapement goals </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the public meaningful and predictable opportunity to catch fish </li></ul><ul><li>UCI – unique in relative proportions of Sport and Commercial Values </li></ul>
    24. 25. UCI Sport Fishing Priority? <ul><li>UCI recreational salmon values significantly surpass commercial salmon values by every available measure </li></ul><ul><li>Salmon is a public resource in Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>97% of all salmon in Alaska is used for commercial purposes </li></ul>
    25. 26. Future Trends – Recreational <ul><li>Demand for recreational fishing will increase – growth of 2.3% per year </li></ul><ul><li>With one out of every three Alaskans active in sport fishing, Alaskans have the highest rates of participation in the country </li></ul>
    26. 27. Alaskans Love to Fish We’re Protecting Your Right to Fish
    27. 28. North Pacific Fisheries Management Council <ul><li>Current debate over Halibut allocation between recreational and commercial sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Will the traditional two fish bag limit remain? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the allocation decision take economics into account? </li></ul>
    28. 29. Federal Subsistence Board <ul><li>Rural Alaskans have Subsistence Priority on Federal Lands – ANILCA </li></ul><ul><li>Subsistence Fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooper Landing, Hope and Ninilchik communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Debate continues on how to define “Rural” </li></ul><ul><li>Different interpretations of “Customary and Traditional” Use Determinations </li></ul>
    29. 30. Habitat
    30. 31. Protection & Partnership <ul><li>National Fish Habitat Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Protect riparian habitat, water quality, water quantity, river connectivity / fish passage </li></ul><ul><li>Gray and Green – where roads and rivers cross </li></ul>
    31. 32. Infrastructure & Investment <ul><li>Provide responsible public access and infrastructure to aquatic & fishery resources </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive plan for infrastructure on Kenai and Kasilof Rivers – restroom facilities, fish cleaning and carcass management stations, public boat launches, bank fishing platforms </li></ul>
    32. 33. KRSA – Leading the Way <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries Management </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat </li></ul>
    33. 34. <ul><li>Learn What Is At Stake </li></ul><ul><li>Get Involved www.kenairiversportfishing.com </li></ul><ul><li>Join & Support KRSA </li></ul><ul><li>Take Someone Fishing and Have Fun </li></ul>What Can You Do?
    34. 35. Questions & Answers
    35. 36. Ricky Gease Kenai River Sportfishing Association (907) 262-8588 [email_address]
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