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Biologist studies effects of lampreys on salmon species

...of Fish and Game on the study. He said lampreys, which have existed for 250 million years, can be found in every river system in Alaska and they feed on halibut, cod, herring, whales - just about anything. "That's what makes (lampreys...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-30/biologist-studies-effects-of-lamprey
News
Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...extensively protected, changes in winter migration habitat from forests converted into farmland and mercury accumulation in river systems on breeding grounds could explain the population decline, he said."There are a number of hypothesis's, but no...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-10/search-for-the-rusty-blackbird-begin
News
Board ups Kenai king goal, then lowers it

...seen entering the river, which are not as productive at spawning as larger male kings. He also talked about other river systems, where the board has taken a more precautionary approach when it is setting a goal lower than escapements that ADFG...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-03
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Voices of the Peninsula: Kenai kings face long odds

...this is empirical data. I am unaware of a scientific study that verifies this, but you need only look at other river systems in Alaska (the upper Kasilof, for instance) to develop a comparison to the destruction that has occurred on the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-19/voices-of-the-peninsula-kenai-kin
Opinion
Strong sockeye return forecast for Cook Inlet

...and managers are tasked with offering opportunity to those users while also meeting escapement goals for several river systems.This year, about 2.6 million sockeyes were caught in UCI commercial fisheries, according to ADFG, with an ex-vessel...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-02/strong-sockeye-return-forecast-for-c
News
Voices of the Peninsula: All fisheries are important to community

...solutions to protect our diverse fishery and the resource it depends on.The Kenai Peninsula holds the most accessible river systems in the State of Alaska. We have a large and growing number of people coming to play in our rivers, a very sensitive...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-08/voices-of-the-peninsula-all-fishe
Opinion
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, Fish and Game

...be challenged by what is forecast to be an above average run of sockeye predicted to total 6.1 million among all river systems and continuing very low numbers of king salmon. Consideration for preservation of the minority species must be a priority...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-04/conserving-the-kenai-king-is-a-manda
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Widespread decline of kings points to natural forces

...Team that identified 12 indicator stocks from major river systems used to measure the status of Alaska's kings, and...currents or food competition. Some evidence of that is river systems around the state that have very little fishing pressure...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-08/widespread-decline-of-kings-points-t
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Silvers are dying to be smoked

...It's the way it should be and I love it." With "fresh" silvers still running strongly throughout the Kenai River system - and falling prey to Vibrax spinners and streamer variants of purple and pink color combinations - it is not too late...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2013-10-16/silvers-are-dying-to-be-
Fishing
Washington chinook too young to be mammoth

...virtually no difference," he said, referring to the record 1.06 million fall chinook predicted to enter the Columbia River system this season."Look at commercial fishery openings and then look and Bonneville Dam counts. If there was a dip, it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-17/washington-chinook-too-young-to-
Outdoors

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