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Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...5 to 5.5 pounds," said Spalinger. In Bristol Bay, home of the state's most abundant and valuable sockeye fishery, biologist Tim Sands said he'd been hearing about the small sockeye sizes statewide, but did not have enough information...
Tight Lines: King opener draws mixed success on south peninsula streams

...weekend of king salmon fishing as Deep Creek waters can be much higher and muddier due to leftover snow melt, said fisheries biologist Mike Booz. Anglers on Deep Creek and the Ninilchik river said the water conditions are low and clear - making...
Gillnets in the Kenai River don't make sense

...allow subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert Begich they still voted to allow gillnetting on the rivers: "Those fish are all in different stages of...

...department wants to remind anglers that colder temperatures can cause more sudden and significant changes in waterways. Fisheries biologist Kyle Kruger says the effects are most evident when the temperature reaches below 10 degrees and in areas with frigid...
Fish tech program has in-state focus

...workers, we can tailor our classwork to what's really happening in Alaska," Morgan said.Jess Davila, a fisheries biologist for the Ketchikan Ranger District who received an associate's degree in fisheries technology from UAS in 2011...
Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question ancient common ancestor, these closely related look-alikes have even been mistaken, time and again, by fisheries biologists. Dean sites as an example the longstanding misidentification of anadromous fish in northwestern Alaska as Arctic...
Only three weeks to reel in the halibut of the season

...These giants however have not been as commonly found at the end of fishing lines this season, said Fish and Game Fishery Biologist II Division of Sport Fish in Homer Barbi Failor. Fishing effort for halibut been consistent through out the season...
Refuge Notebook: Eradicating an invasive predator from the Kenai Peninsula

...that hooks cast out into Soldotna Creek lakes will again see the action they once did. Contact Kenai Area Research Fishery Biologist Robert Massengill at 907-262-9368 or Southcentral Alaska Invasive Species Coordinator Krissy Dunker at 907-267-2889...
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...
Silvers dominate the tributaries

...remain steady and relatively successful in Kachemak Bay in Homer for anglers targeting halibut, said Fish and Game Fishery Biologist II from the Division of Sport Fish in Homer, Barbi Failor. Success has also been had in the Lower Cook Inlet...


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