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Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

...fishermen should see a total run of 5.8 million sockeye during the 2015 fishing season.Of those, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that about 2.1 million will make it past boats, beach nets, dipnets and individual lines in the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/upper-cook-inlet-sockeye-harvest-for
Outdoors
My Turn: Bristol Bay salmon are in the spotlight, and rightly so

...not seen since 2000, with Bristol Bay comprising 98 percent of them. And, the cherry on top: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its extraordinary sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay's 2015 season. In it, the agency estimates that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-are-spotli
Opinion
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...Hunters and dog trainers introduced pigeons to Fairbanks, said Cathie Harms, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The best way to deter them, she said, is to eliminate their food source."We are aware that some people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/annual-pigeon-dung-problem-grows-across
State
Educator Spotlight: Elisabeth Hauser

Editor's note: Educator Spotlight is a reoccurring segment in partnership with the Juneau Education Association and Juneau Empire, which highlights a single educator in the Juneau School District.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-07/educator-spotlight-elisabeth-hauser
Neighbors
Letter: Wanton waste

...Going on to diminish the significance of the crime by saying it resulted from a lack of understanding of Alaska Department of Fish and Game laws is even more abhorrent.The two men in question obviously knew enough about Fish and Game laws to understand...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-28/letter-wanton-waste
Letters
Small size, big appetites

...seven-hundredths of an ounce). For purposes of comparison, a penny weighs about three grams, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook.Although our shrews are very small, elsewhere in Alaska there lives a rather rare species...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/small-size-big-appetites
Outdoors
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...begins work Jan. 1.Former state legislator Sam Cotten was selected by Walker as acting commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. Cotten has served on several fisheries-related boards, including the North Pacific Fisheries Management...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-02/walker-asks-200-employees-resignations
Local
Furbearer trapping season to open in Unit 4

...and weasel opens Dec. 1 on Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands (Unit 4), according to an Alaska Department of Fish and Game press release. The trapping season runs through Feb. 15 for most species in Unit 4. However, marten, mink...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/furbearer-trapping-season-open-unit-
Outdoors
Thanksgiving turkey shoot event Saturday

...hosted by the Juneau Gun Club, the Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, the Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. For more information go online to http://www.juneaugunclub.com.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/thanksgiving-turkey-shoot-event-satu
Outdoors
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...mammal specialist Aleria Jensen spoke on her work with the Pinniped Entanglement Group of NOAA and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. It's working to minimize the number of seals and sea lions tangled in marine debris. Entanglement happens...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local

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