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Uncertainty about kings despite promising numbers

...run or the king salmon could be hitting the rivers early, said Soldotna-based ADF&G Area Management Biologist Robert Begich.Run timing can have a profound effect on how managers choose to allow fishing. In 2012, uncharacteristically low...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/uncertainty-about-kings-despite-promisi
State
Too early to predict strength of king salmon run on the Kenai

...fisheries disaster and paid millions to Cook Inlet fishermen.Soldotna-based Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich said the strong early signs this year could be due to king salmon starting to migrate earlier, and may not mean a...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-01/too-early-predict-strength-king-salm
Outdoors
Letter: Gillnetting on the rivers

...gillnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert Begich, they still voted to allow gillnetting on the rivers. "Those fish are all in different stages of pre- and post-spawning...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-29/letter-gillnetting-rivers
Letters
ADFG forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

...than twice the 2014 forecast for the struggling salmon run.Despite the promising uptick in numbers, area manager Robert Begich said the upcoming fishing season would likely be managed similarly to last season. In 2014, managers announced a...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/adfg-forecasts-more-kings-kenai-rive
Outdoors
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...funding.In last week's undertaking, dozens of people in yellow hazardous materials suits participated.Biologists Robert Begich and Jason Pawluk traveled around a lake in an aluminum boat. They were netting fish quickly as they emerged to keep...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...funding.In last week's undertaking, dozens of people in yellow hazardous materials suits participated.Biologists Robert Begich and Jason Pawluk traveled around a lake in an aluminum boat. They were netting fish quickly as they emerged to keep...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-15/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...funding.In last week's undertaking, dozens of people in yellow hazardous materials suits participated.Biologists Robert Begich and Jason Pawluk traveled around a lake in an aluminum boat. They were netting fish quickly as they emerged to keep...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow patterns of boom and bust

...that's likely to ensue will add to the number of salmon seekers." Early run decline ADFG Area Management Biologist Robert Begich can pinpoint the exact year - 2007- when data showed the early run of Kenai River king salmon, and king stocks statewide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/kings-cycle-salmon-populations-follow-p
State
Conserving the Kenai Kings: Widespread king salmon decline points to natural forces

...state that have very little fishing pressure and few habitat concerns have also seen crashes in king salmon runs.Robert Begich is an area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game based in Soldotna. He's worked on other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-10
State
Pike found in another Kenai Peninsula lake

...species were illegally introduced there more than two years ago. Department of Fish and Game sportfish area manager Robert Begich says the lake will be included in its management plan for the Soldotna Creek drainage. Tiny Lake is 100 yards west...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092310/reg_711183245.shtml
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