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Fishing restrictions on Deshka River to save kings

ANCHORAGE - The Department of Fish and Game is prohibiting the use of bait on the lower portion of the Deshka River and part of the Susitna River to help more king salmon survive. KTUU reports the restrictions extend from Saturday through July...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061110/reg_652202128.shtml
Emergency closure hits Deshka River

ANCHORAGE - The state is closing the Deshka River to king salmon fishing. The emergency order takes effect at 11 p.m. Friday. The escapement goal for the river is 13,000...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062008/reg_293137355.shtml
Alaska editorial: State needs better plan for keeping fish stocks healthy

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to close the Deshka River king salmon fishery to sport fishing is the latest example...Southcentral Alaska. With just 2,009 kings passing the Deshka River weir - a far cry from the 12,000 to 15,000 state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062608/opi_295993261.shtml
Invasive pike thriving on salmon, other species

...illegally introduced to southcentral Alaska in the 1950s. The study looked at two tributaries of the Susitna River: the Deshka River, which continues to have a sustainable salmon fishery, including chinook salmon, and Alexander Creek, where pike...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-25/invasive-pike-thriving-salmon-other-spe
State
My Turn: Wake up to the dangers posed by non-native species in Alaska's waters

...Alexander Creek king salmon fishery by northern pike from Interior Alaska, which are also suspected in the decline of the Deshka River king salmon fishery.Other invaders are brought in intentionally, with unexpected consequences.The threat to the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-05/my-turn-wake-dangers-posed-non-native
Opinion
Sockeyes run strong, kings weak statewide

...bound of the sustainable escapement goal range of 3,800 kings.At the north end of Cook Inlet, king returns on the Deshka River are doing better than last year, and have already met the lower bound of the escapement goal.The biological escapement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-04/sockeyes-run-strong-kings-weak-statewid
State
State closes Deshka River to king salmon fishing

...Borough's most popular streams will be closed to king salmon fishing because of poor returns. Starting Saturday, the Deshka River, about 35 miles northwest of Anchorage, is off limits to king salmon fishing because of poor returns. Other southcentral...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/sta_450838874.shtml
Fish Board: No to fishing in Cook Inlet

...available data suggest all three are returning in abundance. By Aug. 20, more than 1.2 million pinks had passed the Deshka River weir in the Susitna Valley, versus a season total of 542,000 in 1998. Given the number of pink salmon streams...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Loc_Fish.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...available data suggest all three are returning in abundance. By Aug. 20, more than 1.2 million pinks had passed the Deshka River weir in the Susitna Valley, versus a season total of 542,000 in 1998. Given the number of pink salmon streams...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Loc_Fish.shtml
Biologists to check Mat-Su wolves for lice infestation

...there is enough snow cover to track them, he said. Twenty-seven wolves in three packs ranging from Talkeetna to the Deshka River were tranquilized and inoculated last winter in hopes of keeping the lice from gaining a foothold in the Mat-Su...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102499/Loc_lice.html
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