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Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...725 kings passed the Eagle sonar."It's a different story than last year," said Eric Newland, Yukon area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "Last year, there was quite a bit of conservation measures taken...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Juneau-area management biologist, said herring aren't anywhere near as predictable...location for a great length of time," said Sitka-area management biologist Dave Gordon. "The ecosystem 2,500 to 10...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/shi-aims-rebuild-stocks-culturally-a
Outdoors
Herring search spans millennia

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game scientists have said that would be difficult.ADF&G estimatesADF&G Juneau area management biologist David Harris said the department would have a hard time turning oral histories and archaeological records into...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
2013 saw largest salmon harvest ever

...coming in behind 1988's $724 million salmon harvest, according to ASMI's numbers. David Harris, Juneau area management biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the pink salmon catch "really buoyed this year's numbers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-27/2013-saw-largest-salmon-harvest-ever
Local
Hoonah Sound herring fishery will be closed

...years, herring populations in Sitka's Hoonah Sound have been dropping, said Eric Coonradt, Sitka assistant area management biologist for the department. However, the department can't determine exactly what is causing dwindling schools...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-06/hoonah-sound-herring-fishery-will-be-cl
Local
Shrimp fishery to remain closed indefinitely in 2014

...commercial harvests, the department also chose to close personal use and sport shrimp fishing in the area.Juneau Area Management Biologist Dan Teske said it's "tough to say" why shrimp population in the area is struggling.The closed area is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/shrimp-fishery-remain-closed-indefinite
State | Local
Fishermen focus on how ADFG sets and achieves escapement goals

...may not be as reliable at precisely predicting future performance.Jeff Fox, a former ADFG Kenai Peninsula area management biologist who now works as a consultant for UCIDA, said the upward adjustment for the "safety factor" can also be seen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-22/fishermen-focus-how-adfg-sets-and-achie
State
Conserving the Kenai Kings: Widespread king salmon decline points to natural forces

...crashes in king salmon runs.Robert Begich is an area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game based...mid-October, ADFG's Mark Somerville, an area management biologist, said the department expected the king run to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-10
State
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow patterns of boom and bust

...national publicity that's likely to ensue will add to the number of salmon seekers." Early run decline ADFG Area Management Biologist Robert Begich can pinpoint the exact year - 2007- when data showed the early run of Kenai River king salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/kings-cycle-salmon-populations-follow-p
State
Black bear euthanized after searching for food downtown

...black bear that was captured while searching for food in downtown Juneau Wednesday afternoon.Ryan Scott, the area management biologist for Fish and Game, said in a phone interview that the bear was put down shortly after it was tranquilized when...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-19/bear-darted-downtown-today
Local

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