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Cook Inlet commercial fisheries winding down

...were caught.The Yukon River fall chum fishery was set for an opening Aug. 22-24, and Aug. 25-27.On the Kuskokwim River, about 153,000 cohos were caught through Aug. 19, and additional openings were planned for Aug. 21.The Kotzebue-area...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-21/cook-inlet-commercial-fisheries-wind
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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...declarations for Cook Inlet, Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers salmon returns would be used...an email.An estimated 489 Kuskokwim River fishermen will be eligible for...for 2010, 2011 and 2012; the Kuskokwim River commercial failure was declared...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/cook-inlet-fishermen-to-receive-46-m
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Fishery disaster fund plan moving forward

...Council Presidents and the State of Alaska requested fishery disaster status for the poor king salmon runs on Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and in Cook Inlet in 2012, although the Yukon designation also applied to 2010 and 2011, and the Kuskokwim designation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-16/fishery-disaster-fund-plan-moving-fo
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State salmon harvest surpasses 104 million as season winds down

...goals are unlikely to be met at some projects, while one so far has met its goal, and it is still uncertain if the Kuskokwim River goal will be met. Sockeye escapements are generally at or above average, and coho estimates are not yet available...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/state-salmon-harvest-surpasses-104-m
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Mixed start for kings around state

...According to ADFG, that run still appears to be on-track for a poor return.Kings are also returning to the Kuskokwim River early, according to a June 16 update from ADFG, in part due to early breakup and warm temperatures, but the department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-24/mixed-start-for-kings-around-state
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Beyond the Kenai river

...Kenai but they lack angler access. Karluk River, Ayakulik River, Chignik River, Nelson Lagoon (sapasuk) River, Kuskokwim River, Unuk River, Stikine River, Taku River, Copper River, Susitan River and the Chigni River. These rivers basically...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-02/beyond-the-kenai-river
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Cook Inlet region to receive $11.1 million in fisheries disaster aid

...year in response to the disaster declaration made for poor king runs on the Yukon River in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Kuskokwim River in 2011 and 2012 and for Cook Inlet's 2012 salmon fisheries.Now, NMFS is working with 11 representative organizations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-24/cook-inlet-region-to-receive-111-mil
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Disaster funds split unresolved

...its own. AVCP and the State of Alaska requested fishery disaster status for the poor king salmon runs on Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and in Cook Inlet in 2012, although the Yukon designation also applied to 2010 and 2011, and the Kuskokwim designation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-11-2
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State to get share of fisheries disaster aid

...in divvying the money. The commercial fishery failure was a first for Cook Inlet however fishers in the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers have both experienced multiple years of fishery resource disasters. Alaska's Senate delegation wrote the Department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-26-0
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Refuge Notebook: Dena'ina names for birds of the Kenai Peninsula

...golden-crowned sparrow (tsik'ezdlagh) told the Lime Villagers that the salmon were making their way through the upper Kuskokwim River. Peter Kalifornsky, the last native-speaking Kenaitze, told a similar story of how the tsik'ezdlagh heralded...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-01-09/refuge-notebook-denaina-names-fo
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