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Waterfowl regulations for 2014 include good news for goose hunters

Alaska goose hunters will be allowed larger bag limits this season, depending upon where in the state they hunt and what goose species they pursue, thanks to changes in the 2014-2015 migratory bird hunting regulations.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/waterfowl-regulations-2014-include-g
Outdoors
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...acting now to ensure Tongass streams and forests remain healthy as our climate changes."Roger Harding, Alaska Department of Fish and Game coordinator for fish habitat partnerships, is familiar with but not affiliated with the research. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
Deer outlook, reports positive

...season closed early in 2007 and 2008 in Unit 4, which covers Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof islands.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sitka Area Wildlife Management Biologist Phil Mooney said there are no concerns about the deer population...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
State amplifies response to KSM mine

In comments issued Wednesday on Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, a proposed mine in British Columbia's transboundary Unuk River watershed, the state of Alaska asked that Canada either conduct the more in-depth review Alaskan fishermen, Native groups, tour operators and organizations have been calling for, or take another approach to address Alaskans' concerns.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/state-amplifies-response-ksm-mine
Local
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...constructed in the headwaters of the Stikine River watershed. According to Ed Jones, a fisheries biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Stikine is the largest watershed by volume in the Tongass National Forest and fourth-largest in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
State
Senators push for fish research in Juneau

With recent vacancies in the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Alaska's senators and U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for a fish habitat scientist to be brought to Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/senators-push-fish-research-juneau
Local
My Turn: Muskoxen are a conservation success

...first permittee, a refrigerator salesman from Anchorage, as a reporter and photographer. At the time, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game managed the muskox herd on Nunivak, sharing jurisdiction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-08/my-turn-muskoxen-are-conservation-suc
Opinion
Scholarship winners give back

When the words "salmon" and "derby" are put together, the first thing that comes to mind is not usually scholarship money.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-04/scholarship-winners-give-back
Local
Fisheries managers: Lend me your ear(bones)

...stores information about the fish's biology and environment," said Dion Oxman, program director for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Mark, Tag and Age Lab. Lab workers concern themselves with the sagittae, the largest of the three...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-04/fisheries-managers-lend-me-your-earbone
Local
Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion. It has been a rough couple of years for Cook Inlet fishermen.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-03/alaska-editorial-setnet-initiative-in
Opinion

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