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Fisheries managers seek conservation on Yukon

...Yukon River to voluntarily cut back on the number of king salmon they catch. Department of Fish and Game biologist Steve Hayes told fishermen that restrictions might be necessary if it appears that not enough fish will reach Canadian spawning...
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Yukon kings appear behind schedule

...Friday, biologists had not caught any kings or summer chums in their test nets at the mouth of the river. Biologist Steve Hayes, who oversees the Yukon River king fishery for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the fish are late. Summer...
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Poor Alaska salmon run threatens treaty

...Salmon Treaty. Biologists are projecting the size of this year's chinook run to be 120,000 to 130,000. Biologist Steve Hayes said 50,000 to 55,000 of those fish will have to make it to Canada to meet Canadian escapement and harvest objectives...
Managers release Yukon king fishing plan to wet their nets as the first, big wave of salmon head up the Yukon. Of course, the plan could change, warned Steve Hayes, the fishery manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Biologists predict this summer's king salmon run...
Biologists predict low Yukon River king salmon run for king salmon for the third straight year."We're expecting it to be as bad or worse than 2011," said Steve Hayes, Yukon area manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.The 2011 king salmon run was one of the worst in 30...
Alaska Yukon River king salmon run behind schedule

...showed up at the sonar on June 9 last year. The Yukon king run is usually split into three main pulses, according to Steve Hayes, Yukon area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Hayes was still trying to determine if the first...
Yukon River catch to be limited due to low king numbers

...kings historically makes up about 25 percent of the entire run but has been considerably smaller the past two years. Steve Hayes, manager of the Yukon River chinook run for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said biologists use test fisheries...
King salmon run in Yukon River in question

...the river. "We pulled that period anticipating that first pulse would start up," Yukon area management biologist Steve Hayes, who is stationed at the mouth of the river in Emmonak said late Monday afternoon. "We're still waiting for that...
Time limit imposed, Kaltag fish processing plant on the Yukon River closes for summer

...International magazine, in its January edition, to name the Kaltag plant one of the best fisheries in the world. Steve Hayes, Fish and Game's area manager, said some bycatch has been taken. Hayes said he can't tell Yukon River subsistence...
Proposals could limit Alaska Yukon salmon fishing

...fishermen in that region, has left residents trying to find ways to rebuild the fishery, said state fisheries biologist Steve Hayes, the Yukon area manager for the Department of Fish and Game. Some of the proposals targeting fishermen on the middle...


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