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Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...would further complicate efforts to keep the Kasilof River from exceeding its escapement goal. Mark Willette, fisheries biologist and research project leader in the commercial fishing division of Fish and Game, estimated that users would have...
Biologist studies effects of lampreys on salmon species

...eel-like fish, feeds on kings, sockeye salmon and other fish leaving wounds that can become infected. Myke Bon, a fisheries biologist, is studying the effects of the lamprey on salmon. Bon began studying the lamprey 15 years ago to look at the...
Just out of sight, an overlooked set of fishing locations

...occasionally risk a rogue hook just for a spot on the Kenai River and its tributaries. Alaska Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist Jeff Breakfield said anglers set on catching their Alaska salmon, and even some locals, may be overlooking a...
Hunting for halibut a good option for early season anglers

...Smaller tides coming in the next week should be favorable for halibut fishermen, said Barbi Failor, Fish and Game fisheries biologist. "It's hard to keep your bait on the bottom when the tides are stronger," she said. Mike Scruggs, employee...
A geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River

...What do you mean by genetically diverse sockeye stocks in Russian River? Paul, a retired Alaska Fish and Game fishery biologist, was ready with the answer-genetic studies demonstrate that the DNA is different in salmon spawning above and...
Washington chinook too young to be mammoth

...with fish in the 4-plus pound range.State fisheries biologists said the bass fishery was peaking and would degrade...for next year," said Randall Osborne, district fisheries biologist. "But our June fish survey found that of 17...
ADFG staff, others present Cook Inlet research to Board of Fisheries season. "That funding was cut for Crescent River because of reductions in budget," said Lowell Fair, fisheries biologist with ADFG. ADFG did not recommend Little Susitna coho salmon to be listed as a stock of concern despite dwindling...
Questions remain about king counts after Fish and Game shifts to high-tech sonar a river to count fish, said Debby Burwen, a fisheries biologist who has been with the Kenai River chinook salmon...footage can be overwhelming, said Brandon Key, ADFG fisheries biologist and sonar analyst. "Every hour there's 80 minutes...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
What became of the Yukon kings? An in-river look

...slow paced," says Fred Andersen, a retired ADFG fisheries biologist who worked in the Yukon fishery for more than 20...generations. While shrinking fish size is seen by fisheries biologists everywhere as a hallmark of a fish stock in peril...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Birds on the brain

...National Wildlife Refuge wildlife technician, with a hushed enthusiasm."What did you hear?" said retired fisheries biologist Ken Tarbox twirling around and scanning the nearest tree."Ruby-crowned kinglet. Listen, you hear it going...


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