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Conserving the Kenai Kings: Widespread king salmon decline points to natural forces

...The Nelson River is just one of many waterways with cyclical returns.During the 1990s, Begich said he worked on the Karluk River on Kodiak, an island in the Gulf of Alaska."That's a wilderness, it's in a refuge," he said. "It was 22...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-10
State
Museum writes book on archaeological dig

...settlement built at the mouth of the Karluk River.The collection contains more...period. The damp soil near the Karluk River preserved artifacts that otherwise...seasons of research before the Karluk River eroded the site."Why this collect...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-10-13/museum-writes-book-archaeological-di
Weddings
Sockeyes run strong, kings weak statewide

...sockeyes had been harvested in the Kodiak Management Area, with 42,223 estimated to have been taken June 30.On the Karluk River, which usually has the largest sockeye run on Kodiak Island, 215,273 sockeyes were counted through June 30, well...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-04/sockeyes-run-strong-kings-weak-statewid
State
Kodiak skipper recounts sinking of wooden seiner

...The boat left Kodiak just as commercial fishing opened June 9. Its destination was the waters off the mouth of the Karluk River, a spot where salmon congregate in even-numbered years.The Scandia, a wooden boat built in 1949, had been overhauled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-22/kodiak-skipper-recounts-sinking-wooden-
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Government, Native corporation cap anglers on Karluk River

...federal government have reached agreement for a 10-year conservation easement allowing limited public access to the Karluk River. The Karluk, in southwestern Kodiak Island, is a popular salmon and steelhead river in the Kodiak National Wildlife...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121202/sta_anglers.shtml
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Mystery of Kodiak's disappearing king salmon

...ANCHORAGE - For years, Kodiak Island's 25-mile-long Karluk River offered some of the finest king salmon fishing in North...by air taxi and fish the Karluk Lagoon and the lower Karluk River during peak times. Fly into Karluk Lake and float the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050109/sta_435377533.shtml
State closes Deshka River to king salmon fishing

...370 fish upriver. The state Thursday banned anglers from keeping kings. Only 192 kings have passed the weir in the Karluk River, which saw nearly 2,000 fish two years ago. Sportfishing will close there Monday. Copper River dipnetters cannot...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/sta_450838874.shtml
Salmon may be affected by ocean shifts

...for roadside anglers on the Kenai, was sliced in half, from 12,000 to less than 6,000. And the return to the Karluk River on Kodiak Island plummeted to less than 800 fish, a fraction of the 4,000 to 6,000 that had been coming back there...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062409/sta_454028795.shtml
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge biologists stay busy with summer projects

...bears that they are following," Wheeler said. "They are looking at the resources the bears are utilizing in the Karluk (River) basin."That involves downloading the collar tracking information from an orbiting plane, then analyzing the data...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-06/kodiak-national-wildlife-refuge-biologi
State
Late runs prompt closure of some Kodiak fisheries

...and Game says restriction go into effect Monday. Among the areas affected are the Buskin River sockeye salmon and the Karluk River king salmon sport fisheries. The Ayakulik River king salmon sport fishery also will be restricted to catch-and-release...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/reg_450839034.shtml

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