Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

...Monday's purse seine opening will likely be the last of the summer, according to the Ketchikan Daily News.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Ketchikan area management biologist Scott Walker said pink salmon catches in Southeast Alaska are just more...
Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

...cigar-shaped fish helped lead Michael Wiedmer to that theory. Wiedmer was working as a biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game one decade ago when a floatplane pilot brought in the carcass of a pygmy whitefish. The pilot had found it...
A new ungulate in town?

Unlike other parts of Alaska, it's not every day a moose is spotted near Juneau. But when it is, and photos make their way to social media, there's bound to be a flurry of activity, comments and curiosity.
State limits wolf harvest

...ensure a conservative and sustainable harvest," according to a joint announcement issued Friday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Forest Service.Officials estimate the wolf population in the area dropped from 221 wolves in fall...
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...past four years.Between 118,000 and 140,000 Chinooks were projected to enter the Yukon this year. Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials said it took severe Chinook salmon restricts to get most of that run to Canada.Alaska Department...
Warm water, low rivers killing fish in Anchorage, Mat-Su

...river levels are killing salmon and Arctic char in Anchorage and the Matanuska and Susitna valleys.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists have recorded water temperatures as high as 74 degrees in Jim Creek, which is a tributary of the...
DIPAC area closed to king harvest

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the area around Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. fish hatchery to king salmon fishing. Anglers may not target, retain...
In short pink salmon year, plenty of theories and few certainties

...we'd be for this point," said Scott Forbes, assistant Juneau-area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Before the start of the season, biologists predicted a harvest of 58 million pink salmon and were 80 percent...
Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska's salmon fisheries forever. On Aug. 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet's Chuitna River or for a proposed coal mine.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Aug. 17, 2015

...but all Alaskans should get behind the effort, too.Thumbs down to 'bear man.' Last week, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game technician saw an unusual sight on the Chilkoot River - a man in a "realistic looking" bear costume harassing...


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