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Water rights dispute generates thousands of comments

...On Thursday, a controversial and precedent-setting decision on whether to grant water rights for a west-side Cook Inlet stream to the salmon conservation group Chuitna Citizens Coalition passed an important milestone. Dave Schade, Chief of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/water-rights-dispute-generates-thous
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Sockeye still the fish to follow

...different kind of fishing experience, anglers can target invasive Northern Pike which are present in several Northern Cook Inlet streams and in a few lakes on the central Kenai Peninsula. Pike can be harvested using spears, bow and arrow, bait, spin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-07-17/sockeye-still-the-fish-t
Fishing
ADFG closes early run Kenai king salmon fishing

...try and prevent an ballooning effect of anglers shifting their effort," Pawluk said. Additionally, in the Lower Cook Inlet streams and marine waters, several areas are being restricted to conserve king salmon runs. The Anchor River is closed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-27-5
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Early run Kenai king salmon closure a blow to guides

...kings in the marine waters with that of the Lower Cook Inlet streams," said Carol Kervliet, management biologist in...he said. "It's based more off of the Lower Cook Inlet streams than they are on the Kenai." While the restrictions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-12/early-run-kenai-king-salmon-closure-
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Fish board wraps up Lower Cook Inlet meeting

...Conservation was on the agenda for Alaska Board of Fisheries members who approved proposals restricting fishing in Lower Cook Inlet streams while voting down others that would have liberalized certain fisheries. Board members expressed their concerns for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-11
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What happened to our king salmon?

...salmon in the Kenai river disappeared in the 1990s. The current early-run king salmon restrictions found throughout Cook Inlet streams due to low returns cannot be blamed upon the Cook Inlet Central District commercial fishery since they basically...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2012-06-29/what-happened-to-our-king
Letters
King salmon restrictions posted

...run king salmon fishing on the Kasilof and in lower Cook Inlet streams and marine waters. Area managers inlet-wide cited...The recent poor king salmon runs in the Lower Cook Inlet streams and uncertainty over how quickly the runs may rebound...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-18-0
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Fishermen call for solutions

...Kings there were recently declared a "stock of concern," and the same designation now applies to some upper Cook Inlet streams where sport fishermen are facing restrictions. The Kenai River experienced one of its lowest return levels ever...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040311/ope_809713904.shtml
Opinion
Salmon love snow; warm temperatures stress them out

...S. Geological Survey produced an important report compiling the limited historical stream temperature data from Cook Inlet streams, as well as air temperature data from seven climate stations. Based on the historical relationship between air...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-05-04/salmon-love-snow-warm-temperatur
Outdoors
Testing the waters just a day's work

...fish, especially salmon. Critical temperatures are 55.4, 59 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. In the past 30 years, Cook Inlet streams have usually been cooler than 55.4 degrees. Recently, some streams have been 60 to 62 degrees in the warmer summer...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/070110/new_664036856.shtml
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