ADF&G Commissioner Cotten to attend Mat-Su Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Aug. 22



Senator Dunleavy sent out a follow-up email with a new date and start time for the meeting. Meeting is now scheduled for August 22 from 5pm to 7pm. The meeting was first announced to be on Aug 17 at 6pm. There will be time for public testimony, which is limited to three minutes per person.

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In response to my letter regarding concerns with recent ADF&G management decisions in Upper Cook Inlet, Senator Dunleavy responded with the following,

“Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding the recent management decisions made by Fish and Game in the Upper Cook Inlet.  Commissioner Sam Cotten will be attending next week’s Mat-Su Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting where he will be explaining the management practices and answering your questions.  The meeting is open to the public and I encourage you to attend to express your concerns.

The meeting will be held Thursday, August 17 at 6pm (*See update above*) at the main Borough building located at 350 E. Dahlia Ave in Palmer.  Please visit the Commission’s website for more details by clicking here.” 

I  hope to see a good turn out of Valley sport anglers at the meeting.

Check out these links for more information about the recent management decisions.

Sen. Hughes Stands Up for Valley Sport Anglers, Coho Salmon

Mat-Su Coho Struggle by Craig Medred

Mismanagement Jeopardizes Cook Inlet Coho Escapements and User Opportunities by Andy Couch

Yes, No, Maybe by Craig Medred


3 thoughts on “ADF&G Commissioner Cotten to attend Mat-Su Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Aug. 22”

  1. Really what does anyone expect the Commissioner of Fish & Game to say? He’s just following management plans adopted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF)
    If anyone should be called on to explain why inriver fishers in Upper Cook Inlet keep loosing opportunity to harvest salmon it should be Governor Walker. What was he thinking when he reappointed John Jensen to the BOF? For 13 years Jensen has watched, as a member of the BOF, what a strock stock management regime has done to other runs of salmon in Cook Inlet and nothing changed.
    Cotten can’t do anything but follow what the BOF has adopted.


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