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BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes

...hoping for."Our goal is to, obviously, ensure the environmental integrity, the pristine water quality of those river systems for all time," Mallott said. "And we will vigorously act in Alaska's interest to make sure that happens...
State | Local
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...copper and gold mine's tailings pond caused huge amounts of mining waste to flow into adjacent salmon-supporting river systems, spurring concerns about increased mining efforts on watersheds shared with Alaska. Commercial fishermen, Native...
Local | AK legislature
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...all of the Tongass' systems will increase in the spring and fall, and more frequent and intense floods will scour river systems in a way that could impact salmon fry and egg survival. Periods of low water flow will also likely last longer, the...
Friday's Fireside Lecture to focus on "'Chinook' Salmon in Transition"

...recreational, commercial and subsistence users has sparked controversy and concern, particularly in the Yukon and Kenai River systems. Heard will explain details of king salmon's origin in Canadian waters, their life histories, varied flesh colorations...
Chinook News provides statewide perspective on major issues surrounding Chinook salmon in Alaska

...fisheries to sustain harvests even during years of low runs. Over the next five years, the Initiative will study 12 river systems throughout Alaska through the support of Governor Parnell and the Alaska Legislature. ADF&G is committed to keeping...
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG challenged by what is forecast to be an above average run of sockeye predicted to total 6.1 million among all river systems and continuing very low numbers of king salmon. Consideration for preservation of the minority species must be a priority...
State | Local
Fish success

...Another is when they leave the glacial waters expelled by the Taku Glacier. "Sequential imprints are waypoints in long river systems," Heard said. "They're played back in reverse sequence to reach home."Much of that navigation is by smell...
Conserving the Kenai Kings: Widespread king salmon decline points to natural forces

...Team that identified 12 indicator stocks from major river systems used to measure the status of Alaska's kings, and...currents or food competition.Some evidence of that is river systems around the state that have very little fishing pressure...
Governor declares Safe Boating Week May 16-22

...Boating Week in Alaska. The State of Alaska has in excess of 33,000 miles of coastline in addition to vast interior river systems and fresh water lakes. It comes as no surprise that Alaskans use these waters as a means of day-to-day transportation...
Southeast hatcheries targeted for cuts

...million in state loans, have glutted the market, ruining demand and prices for wild chums returning to Western Alaska river systems. Southeast and Sound hatchery operators, commercial fishermen and packers counter that any significant reduction...


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