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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-27/chinook-news-provides-statewide-pers
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/fish-success
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-13/fridays-fireside-lecture-focus-chinook-sa
Art
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

...be 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/conserving-kenai-king-mandate-board-adf
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-10
State
My Turn: Support reductions of Chinook salmon bycatch

...painful.Scientists and fishermen are still perplexed by the reasons for the dramatic downturn in Chinook runs in these river systems, and often point to ocean conditions. In other places in Alaska such as Southeast, king salmon runs are in fairly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-04/my-turn-support-reductions-chinook-sa
Opinion
Robert Redford's plea: Save Bristol Bay

Coursing through vast reaches of Alaskan tundra, glacial lakes and emerald forests, six major river systems converge along the rim of the Bering Sea to form the crystalline waters of Bristol Bay, the richest wild salmon grounds in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-05-29/robert-redfords-plea-save-bristol-bay
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051410/out_638918392.shtml
Outdoors
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032100/Loc_hatch.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032100/Loc_hatch.shtml

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