salmon

Strong sockeye run predicted for ’13 season

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting another strong run of sockeye salmon to Upper Cook Inlet next season, on the heels of… Continue reading

Aren’t we willing to protect salmon?

The anadromous stream ordinances originated with Drew Scalzi, during his tenure on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. At the time we knew it didn't begin… Continue reading

NMFS hikes fees used for enforcement

The National Marine Fisheries Service added insult to injury to the halibut fleet, which is potentially facing another round of drastic cuts to the quotas,… Continue reading

Fireweed Academy students got the inside scoop on salmon last week with the help of Tim Blackmon of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.-Photo provided

Salmon lessons not by the book

When it comes to salmon, southern Kenai Peninsula students get an opportunity to set aside textbooks in favor of some hands-on learning, thanks to the… Continue reading

Fireweed Academy students got the inside scoop on salmon last week with the help of Tim Blackmon of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.-Photo provided

Forecast for Bristol Bay sockeye run down from ’12

The Alaska Board of Fisheries met this week in Naknek as residents and other permit holders were grappling with a sockeye forecast for 2013 that… Continue reading

Parnell proposes king research

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will propose $30 million over five years to study king salmon abundance. Parnell says the first… Continue reading

KRSA plans big changes to fish event

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. After two years of catch-and-release… Continue reading

Task force meets, talks health of salmon in inlet

The first meeting of the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force generated questions about allocation issues, marine mortality, historical catch rates and the overall health of… Continue reading

Losses grow in Alaska’s fisheries disasters

ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional… Continue reading

Strong run of pinks forecast for Southeast

  The 2013 pink salmon season in Southeast Alaska is expected to be a good one, with a projected harvest of 54 million pinks. While… Continue reading

KPC anthropologists research Dena’ina, Yup’ik perspective on mining’s impact on Bristol Bay

Two Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professors concluded that a degradation of the water in Bristol Bay could have devestating nutritional, cultural and religious impacts on… Continue reading

Borough considers fisheries economic study

While scientists, managers and stakeholders gathered in Anchorage to identify gaps in the state’s king salmon data at a symposium, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly… Continue reading

Symposium yields no easy answers on season’s low king salmon counts

 Salmon researchers, managers, and users gathered in Anchorage Oct. 22 and 23 to talk about what happened to chinook salmon around Alaska this summer.The simplest… Continue reading

Scientists offer advice for state salmon study

ANCHORAGE — State researchers looking for answers to Alaska’s diminishing king salmon returns were urged Tuesday to take a look at the critical days after… Continue reading

Researchers leave Pebble mine review

    JUNEAU — One researcher has withdrawn and another has been excused from participation in the upcoming review of studies released by the group… Continue reading

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