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...
A new ungulate in town?

...population is now large enough to support a harvest.Stephanie Sell, an area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said it's not uncommon for Berners moose, like the cow photographed in a field of seeding fireweed...
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...
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...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 of Fish and Game officials expect this news is good for the...
Warm water, low rivers killing fish in Anchorage, Mat-Su

...Anchorage and the Matanuska and Susitna valleys.Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists have recorded water temperatures...area manager for the Habitat Division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.Temperatures this summer are among 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...
In short pink salmon year, plenty of theories and few certainties

...thought 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...
Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

...tributaries of the salmon-rich Chuitna.Already, Chuitna king salmon are labeled a stock of concern, which the state Department of Fish and Game describes as "a concern arising from a chronic inability, despite the use of specific management measures...
Salmon season might miss forecast

...expectations.In Southeast, catches are running well below the forecast set earlier this year. As of Sunday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported 22.6 million salmon caught in Southeast, including only 15 million pink salmon. Heading into...


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