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Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...Park and Preserve. Mercury concentrations were measured in lake trout, arctic grayling, kokanee, Dolly Varden and northern pike.Some fish in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve exceeded...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/mercury-fishes-study-released-measur
Outdoors
Fishermen suggest moratorium on Yukon king fishing

...considering other measures to conserve king salmon while allowing the catch of chum salmon, whitefish, sheefish, northern pike and suckers. One strategy is requiring dip nets instead of gill nets to catch chum salmon so kings could be released...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/fishermen-suggest-moratorium-yukon-king
State
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow patterns of boom and bust

...too much harvest; Brush contends that the problem is simpler. "All of these (excuses) are viable concerns. (Northern) pike is a viable concern. Turbidity. Ocean conditions, Fish and Game loves putting the scapegoat on ocean conditions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/kings-cycle-salmon-populations-follow-p
State
Alaskans can help prevent Elodea infestations

...and have already arrived in Alaska include reed canarygrass, purple loosestrife, knotweed, red legged frogs and northern pike. Agencies are also watching out for potential invaders such as New Zealand mud snails and zebra and quagga mussels...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-06-28/alaskans-can-help-prevent-elodea-inf
Outdoors
Alaska asks EPA to intervene in mine contamination

...showed elevated mercury concentrations. The study prompted state health officials to issue warnings for consuming northern pike and burbot for women of childbearing age and young children.According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-26/alaska-asks-epa-intervene-mine-contamin
State
Invasive species bill advances in House

...challenged with that verbiage."Gattis' legislative district in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough struggles with invasive northern pike, she said.Even Fairbanks, deep inside the Interior, has a problem with freshwater invasive aquatic species: the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-12/invasive-species-bill-advances-house
State
My Turn: Wake up to the dangers posed by non-native species in Alaska's waters

...spawning and other resources.Another example is the destruction of valuable 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-05/my-turn-wake-dangers-posed-non-native
Opinion
Officials try new methods to curb pike

...this summer to control invasive northern pike in a lake on the Kenai Peninsula...of various methods to control northern pike, including water cannon. Fish...has proved effective in herding northern pike or even killing them.Pike are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-05-23/officials-try-new-methods-curb-pike
State
Invasive pike thriving on salmon, other species

...of two Alaska salmon streams indicates that nonnative northern pike can eat significant numbers of salmon smolt and will...do, salmon recovery may depend on suppressing pike.Northern pike were illegally introduced to southcentral Alaska in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-25/invasive-pike-thriving-salmon-other-spe
State
State campaign could give trout a fighting chance

...trout in Anchorage area lakes a fighting chance against northern pike. With the 2003 fish stocking under way, state sportfish...Native to Interior Alaska sloughs and backwaters, northern pike were illegally released into Southcentral several decades...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051103/out_trouts.shtml
Outdoors

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