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State amplifies response to KSM mine

...The commissioners' letter lists "important and serious concerns" Alaskans have expressed about a mine upstream of salmon harvest areas: "the potential long-term water quality and fish habitat effects in the Unuk, Bell-Irving and Nass rivers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/state-amplifies-response-ksm-mine
Local
2013 saw largest salmon harvest ever

...a pink salmon. Last year's salmon harvest was Alaska's largest ever...behind 1988's $724 million salmon harvest, according to ASMI's numbers...Biology and economics drove 2013's salmon harvest success, Fick said. The stars...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-27/2013-saw-largest-salmon-harvest-ever
Local
2013 Alaska salmon harvest breaks record with historic number of pink salmon

In 2013 Alaska saw the largest salmon harvest ever, with more than 272 million fish caught in total, according to a release this week from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-17/2013-alaska-salmon-harvest-breaks-re
Outdoors
Average SE pink salmon harvest predicted in 2014

KETCHIKAN (AP) - Records numbers of pink salmon caught in southeast Alaska waters in 2013 should return closer to average numbers next year, according to state biologists.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicts a commercial catch of about 22 million pink salmon in Southeast, the Ketchikan Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/1hSqwqz ).Fishermen this year caught a whopping 94 million pink salmon.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-18/average-se-pink-salmon-harvest-predicte
State
Salmon species other than kings thriving around state

...preliminary numbers show sockeye salmon harvest at about 29.5 million and coho...said there are differences in salmon harvest numbers by region - no matter...for 2013. In contrast, king salmon harvest numbers made up less than a tenth...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-10/salmon-species-other-kings-thriving-aro
State
Record pink harvest creating market glut

JUNEAU - State officials said Alaska's record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years.The state Division of Economic Development sees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/record-pink-harvest-creating-market-glu
State
Alaska salmon harvest second most valuable

JUNEAU - This year saw the second most valuable salmon harvest on record in Alaska.The Alaska Department of Fish...only to the 1988 harvest of $724 million.The pink salmon harvest set a record with 219 million fish caught, leading...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-11/alaska-salmon-harvest-second-most-valua
Local
My turn: Let's prioritize wild Alaska salmon

...a mainstay of our diet, and a keystone species.The Tongass produces almost one-third of Alaska's overall salmon harvest from less than 5 percent of the land base. There's a reason for this. By and large, this region still has healthy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-27/lets-prioritize-wild-alaska-salmon
Opinion
Tongass official explains importance of wild salmon

...Southeast Alaska experienced record commercial salmon harvests in 2010 and 2011, as noted in a United States Department...traveling out of state Thursday."Just looking at the salmon harvest in Southeast Alaska in the past five years, I don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-04/tongass-official-explains-importance-wi
State
Scapegoating Webster is a setback for Cook Inlet

...When a pollock trawler catches a king, that is a prohibited species catch, a.k.a. bycatch.Calling king salmon harvest by setnetters bycatch is not only technically wrong, it is, frankly, offensive to fishermen who've been setting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-16/scapegoating-webster-setback-cook-inl
Opinion

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