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Posted On August 20, 2013By streamlinewdIn kpfa

Warm Waters May Be Culprit In Higher Salmon Mortality

Original Source: by Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Back in July KMXT told you about the effects Kodiak’s unusually sunny summer may have on salmon. The weather has since turned to the wet downpour islanders are used to, but repercussions from the sunny stretches are still visible, most recently on Afognak Island. Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association crews conducted their annual egg take of sockeye salmon in Afognak Lake this week and noticed higher than normal mortality rates among the adult salmon. Tina Fairbanks is the production and operations manager for KRAA and saidRead More

Posted On August 17, 2013By streamlinewdIn kpfa


MUG UP   August 23, 2013   4:00 PM to 6:00 PM   Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building   Please attend this informal meeting and visit with our Board of Directors about this past season/seasons and the upcoming Board of Fisheries meetings.   Board of Fisheries meetings are:   Worksession:  October 9 – 10, 2013   Lower Cook Inlet Finfish:  December 8 – 11, 2013   Upper Cook Inlet Finfish:  January 31 – February 13, 2014   Proposal books are now online at:   For questions about the Mug Up contact Chris atRead More
Original Source: Anchorage Daily News By KARL JOHNSTONE This summer there have been several ADN Compass pieces, articles from other print and electronic media and countless blogs stoking the fires of the Cook inlet fish wars. Recently, however, some have suggested that the lack of fish and fishing opportunity is a problem that can only be solved through a collaborative effort of all users. They are correct. A recent Compass piece, “Kenai fishing groups must work together” (Aug. 5) rightfully stated that all users who benefit from the Kenai-river bound kingRead More
Original Source: Seward City News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013 Contact: Judy Heilman, Chuitna Citizens Coalition, 907.583.2277 Bob Shavelson, Cook Inletkeeper, 907.299.3277 Parnell Administration: Alaska’s Salmon Streams open for Coal Mining State denies wild salmon stream protections ANCHORAGE — Governor Parnell and the Alaska Department of Natural Resource rejected a petition on Friday filed by local citizens seeking to protect wild Alaska salmon streams from coal strip mining in Upper Cook Inlet. “This is a horrible precedent for Alaska wild salmon and the countless families they support. PacRim Coal’s mining plans would remove miles andRead More

Posted On August 9, 2013By streamlinewdIn kpfa

My Turn: Seeking consensus on salmon management policies

Original Source: Juneau Empire By PAUL DALE ALASKA SALMON ALLIANCE It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs. They differentiate us from almost all other coastal regions in the world. Fishing is part of our heritage, whether sport, commercial, subsistence or personal use. The key to sustainability with any natural resource is regulatory stability in terms of business planning and long-term investment. This is a significant problem in Cook Inlet, particularly in the Kenai River, due to salmon allocation issues that have been loudly deliberatedRead More
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