The first fisheries task force set up by Gov. Bill Walker under Administrative Order 295 was the one he’d already convened informally and somewhat secretly: The Cook Inlet Salmon Advisory Task Force. It had met twice this spring in Anchorage and another meeting is scheduled for Thursday, although the upcoming meeting may have been cancelled. No public notice has been made for any of the meetings.
The ink had barely dried on AO 295, when the Kenai River Sportsfishing Association pulled out of the task force yesterday.
“KRSA had participated in two introductory meetings to date with other representatives from user groups of Upper Cook Inlet.