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No permits to be issued on Situk for king salmon

...has set the biological escapement goal range between 450 and 1,050 large Chinook salmon in the Situk River and State biologists have forecasted a return of 826 large Chinook salmon to the river in 2014. Subsistence fishing for species other...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-13/no-permits-be-issued-situk-king-salm
Outdoors
Fishermen suggest moratorium on Yukon king fishing

...the run averaged 15 to 20 years ago and the worst return since 1982, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.State biologists forecast 64,000 to 121,000 kings this year. With runs lately at the low end of the projection range, biologist...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/fishermen-suggest-moratorium-yukon-king
State
Biologists: Baby moose are not pets

ANCHORAGE - State biologists are reminding people not to touch moose calves or try to take them...They just had it in the living room, as if it was a puppy," state biologist Todd Rinaldi said.Last week, someone tackled a calf at an Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-12/biologists-baby-moose-are-not-pets
State
Biologist in Nome warns against musk oxen viewing

NOME - A state biologist in Nome is cautioning people on the Seward Peninsula against viewing musk oxen up close, saying that endangers young calves...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-28/biologist-nome-warns-against-musk-oxen-
State
Average SE pink salmon harvest predicted in 2014

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-18/average-se-pink-salmon-harvest-predicte
State
Southeast has record tanner crab harvest

...was caught last month, KFSK reported.The largest catches came from the northern end of Southeast, according to state biologist Joe Stratman. He said the harvest was akin to last year but not as big as the 2000-2001 season."This 1.25...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/southeast-has-record-tanner-crab-harves
State
Alaska's Congressional delegation votes to end shutdown

...caused numerous problems in Alaska. Logging in the Tongass National Forest was halted, crab season was delayed, state biologists weren't allowed to continue research in federal refuges and thousands of Alaskan federal workers went without a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-16/alaskas-congressional-delegation-votes-
State
What became of the Yukon kings? An in-river look

...the Yukon fishery for ADFG. Eleven years later, a headline read, "Decline in king salmon is rooted in the sea, state biologists say."But a 2007 paper published in Science magazine by Christian Jorgensen and colleagues suggested a more likely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-24/what-became-yukon-kings-river-look
State | Local
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...Pendleton wrote in a Sept. 30 letter that the sale needs to be reconsidered because of a statement from a former state biologist who says the Big Thorne timber harvest would wreak havoc on the wolf-deer ecological dynamic on Prince of Wales...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/conservationists-celebrate-delay-big-th
State
Bear cub found near Platinum, euthanized

...recently found near the western Alaska village of Platinum was euthanized because no permanent home was available, a state biologist said.The young male cub weighed nine pounds when it was found by Jay Bitney, who was in the area for work crushing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-11/bear-cub-found-near-platinum-euthanized
State | Local

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