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#06-24-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Floatplanes on Naknek Rivers in King Salmon, A...
Floatplanes on Naknek Rivers in King Salmon, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fishermen surveyed about lifestyle and changes in it
Laine welch
Fisheries
Published: June 23rd, 2012 09:59 PM
Last Modified: June 23rd, 2012 09:59 PM
If you had your life to live over again, would you choose a career in commercial fishing? That's one question in a survey circulating around Kodiak that aims to reveal a more social view of the fishing life and how the occupation and lifestyle have changed over two decades...... http://www.adn.com/2012/06/23/2517638/fishermen-surveyed-about-lifestyle.html

The year of king salmon restrictions
Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:10 pm
By ANDY COUCH Mat-Su Anglers | 0 comments
On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game restricted king salmon fishing on the Deshka River to use of one single-hook artificial lure, and further restricted the area where king salmon could be fished for to the river below the Deshka RIver salmon counting weir at about river Mile 7. On Friday, Fish and Game announced any type of fishing for king salmon in the Susitna River drainage, including the Deshka River, will close as of Monday at 6 a.m. Since the single-hook restrictions started on....... http://www.frontiersman.com/sports/outdoors/the-year-of-king-salmon-restrictions/article_f559b8ec-bdba-11e1-8469-001a4bcf887a.html

Decline in king salmon is rooted in the sea, state biologists say
Whatever's plaguing state's salmon isn't in the rivers, experts say.
By RICHARD MAUER
Anchorage Daily News
Published: June 23rd, 2012 08:52 PM
Last Modified: June 23rd, 2012 10:49 PM
Something in the ocean has been death to Alaska's king salmon.The state's iconic fish, treasured for food, sport and cash, should now be swimming in droves up rivers from the Southeast rain forests to the populated Railbelt and the Western Alaska tundra. But they're not. To preserve future runs, state officials are clamping down throughout Alaska, banning even catch-and-release fishing of returning kings in,,,,, http://www.adn.com/2012/06/23/2517571/decline-in-king-salmon-is-rooted.html