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Kenai, Kodiak chinook salmon research a casualty of Walker's budget cuts

...mark-recapture programs in the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and Nushagak rivers. Staff has already ordered boats and tags and abundance index from the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nushagak rivers. Up to this point, that kind of science hasn't...
Mixed start for kings around state

...counted at the Deshka weir. The escapement goal there is a range of 13,000-28,000 kings.In Bristol Bay, the Nushagak River has the strongest king run so far, with 27,767 counted through June 17 according to ADFG, more than the 3,600...
Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...late 1990s while low returns on the Kenai or Kuskokwim rivers are a more recent phenomenon. At the same time, the Nushagak River king salmon returns in Bristol Bay appear to be healthy. "You want to find out what are the factors causing that...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Widespread decline of kings points to natural forces

...season summary saying that it planned to work on a more conservative management strategy for 2014. Bristol Bay's Nushagak River, another indicator stock, is a bright spot among the king returns. The bay is a major salmon fishing region, with...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Part 1: Running in cycles

...Inlet, the Susitna River is considered the fourth-largest king run in the state, behind the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nushagak river stocks, according to Fish and Game. Several tributaries flow into the Susitna and contribute to its king run. Harvest...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Strong, early sockeye returns highlight salmon season

...far greater than the upper escapement goal of 1.5 million fish. An early and now waning king salmon run on the Nushagak River forced the department to halve the daily bag limit - from two to one - for sport caught kings in the large Bristol...
Kivalina unlikely center for odd Alaska news year

...frostbite when he disappeared for three days in early November. - Three killer whales died after swimming up the Nushagak River. NOAA says it is the first time that killer whales were reported in fresh water in Alaska. - John Baker, 48, of...
Kenai Peninsula College's growth continues upward trend

...Protection Agency to undertake a cultural assessment of the importance of salmon and streams to the villagers of the Nushagak River, Kvigak River, Larke Iliamna and Lake Clark area. So far there have been elder interviews, many in Yup'ik...
Council fast-tracks king bycatch regs

...Sustainable Salmon Fisheries Plan by the Board of Fish and four of those stocks were elevated to a management concern. The Nushagak River was closed for the first time in July, when chinooks fell about 8,000 short of the required spawning stock of 40...
Ekwok flooding forces residents from homes, destroys smokehouses and fish-drying racks

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- When the water began to rise in Ekwok, tearing fish-drying racks from the banks of the Nushagak River and sending ice chunks down village streets, it didn't surprise lifelong resident Luki Akelkok. ''I kind of...


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