The Cook Inlet Salmon Committee is established to assist in the development of measures necessary to amend the Salmon FMP to include traditional net-fishing areas in Cook Inlet into the FMP. The Council has tasked the Cook Inlet Salmon Committee primarily with review of issues related to management of the commercial drift gillnet salmon fishery, and so representative from that sector currently comprise the Committee membership. Clearly, these management measures may affect other stakeholder groups within and outside of Cook Inlet. At a future date the Council will likely determine that additional tasks for the Committee warrant selection of representatives from other stakeholder groups.
- Dan Anderson (Homer)
- Mark Casseri (Kasilof)
- Hannah Heimbuch (Homer)
- Erik Huebsch (Kasilof)
- Dino Sutherland (Eagle River)
- Jim Armstrong, Coordinator (NPFMC)
- Chair (pending)
The Cook Inlet Salmon Committee will assist in the development of an amendment that will incorporate traditional driftnet fishing areas in EEZ waters of Cook Inlet into the Federal Salmon FMP. The Committee’s primary functions will be to (1) review and provide comments on specific, Council-identified issues; (2) develop options for fishery management measures for specific, Council-identified management needs, and (3) provide perspectives on potential social and economic impacts of proposed fishery management measures.
Upcoming Meeting: The Cook Inlet Salmon Committee will hold its first public meeting in the fall of 2018, pending the appointment of a Committee Chair. Information on the Committee meeting will be posted and distributed according to standard Council procedures, including noticing in the Federal Register.
- 2018 June – Chairman’s Rationale for Committee Appointments
- Call for Committee Nominations
- 2018 April – Stakeholder Report, NMFS Letter re: Salmon Sportfishing in EEZ, NOAA memo re: Extent of Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery
- Call for Salmon Stakeholder Proposals
- 2017 October – Expanded Discussion Paper
- 2017 April – Discussion Paper
Staff contact is Jim Armstrong