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Study traces salmon stocks

Biologists document genetics of setnet king harvest

Posted: December 12, 2012 - 9:53pm  |  Updated: December 13, 2012 - 2:09pm

A genetic analysis of chinook salmon caught in the Upper Cook Inlet east side setnet fishery showed more than 25 percent of the harvest typically attributed to the Kenai River actually returning to the Kasilof River.

The new information means estimates of the percentage of the late run Kenai River harvested by the setnet fishery — usually between 17-19 percent according a Fish and Game researcher — will drop.

More than 2,300 samples were collected between 2010, 2011 and 2012. However, because the setnet fishery was closed for most of the 2012 fishing season to protect Kenai River king salmon, that year was excluded from the final data.

“The department typically doesn’t release data sets of this kind without three years of data,” said Pat Shields, area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “But in this case there’s so much interest ... you can’t go anywhere without someone talking about king salmon, they decided they would release this.”

Shields said consistency between the two years — less than a 10 percent difference between the Kenai and Kasilof River portions of the commercial king salmon harvest — probably helped researchers decide to release the data.

According to the report, in 2010, 64.7 percent of the kings harvested were traced to the Kenai River and its tributaries, while 33.1 percent were traced to the Kasilof. In 2011 72.7 percent were traced to the Kenai and 26.7 percent to the Kasilof.

“In the scientific world in fisheries, that’s pretty ... consistent data,” Shields said.

According to the report, the data should be considered preliminary until more years can be added to the analysis.

The salmon were traced into one of five statistical areas: the Northwest Cook Inlet; Kenai Tributaries; Kenai Mainstem; Kasilof Mainstem; and the Coastal South Kenai Peninsula.

The bulk of salmon were traced to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. The combined contribution of all other areas did not exceed 2.4 percent in both years according to the report.

Tissue samples collected from processors that received fish from multiple statistical areas were excluded from the analysis as was data from poor quality DNA samples according to the report.

The final analysis included 715 genetic samples between 2010 and 2011.

Shields said the genetic data will help researchers determine how stock composition data should be interpreted and help the committee that is currently calculating a new DIDSON-based escapement goal for Kenai River kings.

“So we have a commercial fishery out there that catches kings, prior to this year we’ve considered all of those kings in the commercial fishery to be Kenai River kings, every single one of them,” Shields said. “People used to come to us and say, ‘You know they’re not all Kenai,’ and we’d tell them, ‘Yes, but we don’t have any reliable way right now of determing that.’ ... This is the first time that we have some data that says alright this is the stock composition of the harvest.”

An average of the percentage of chinook caught that belong to each river will be taken and applied to previous years’ setnet harvest data, Shields said.

While the data is fairly consistent between the two years analyzed, and researchers will continue to add samples to their analysis in coming years, Shields said he expected there would be people who did not have confidence in the report.

“There are people that would tell you that the genetics data has some error built into it, it’s not perfect,” Shields said. “It’s the best data we have right now.”

Rashah McChesney can be reached at rashah.mcchesney@peninsulaclarion.com.

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19581958
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19581958 12/13/12 - 04:18 pm
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Salmon Stocks

I have fished the Kenai for almost 40 years now and also fish Cook Inlet. It seems to be the same old story, Fish and Game (Pat Shields) just can't give us a staight answer other then a bunch of mumbo jumbo. Do you think its time to pass the torch? I surely do. I think its time to replace this guy. In my opinion he has had plenty of time (Too many years as director without a whole lot of pressure from our community) to figure it out. Expecially with the State budget he works off of. Come on Pat, get with it or pass the torch to someone else that can dig deeper and spend more time solving the King Salmon mystery instead of worring about politics. This community deserves better results.

robert white
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robert white 12/13/12 - 04:13 pm
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fishin

There goes the Kasilof river for kings! Another educated idiot trying to justify their position..

Beach Boss
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Beach Boss 12/13/12 - 04:51 pm
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Kenai Kings

So sounds like you guys ^^^^ are having some issues understanding the article since all you can do is personally attack the biologist who actually knows what he is talking about.
Scale samples were taken from Kings that the ESSN harvest. Of those kings 30% were Kasilof kings. In the past ALL kings that the ESSN harvested have ALWAYS been counted as KENAI Kings. Robert White this has probably been the case for 50 plus years they just now have genetics to back it up. So pretty sure nothing new will be happening to the Kasilof river. WHO is the idiot now???
So lets recap ESSN harvest less than 17% Kenai Late Run Kings and of that 17% 40% are jacks smaller than 21 inches. PRETTY SURE they are not the cause for declining king salmon. Time to find someone else to blame!!!

19581958
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19581958 12/13/12 - 05:37 pm
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FYI (Kenai Kings) this data of scale research has been a reserch tool for many, many years, and this guy (Pat Shields, and his company of hired people that he selects) are not the professionals that some people think they are. I still think we should look for people with new idea's and are not pressured by politics. This community needs a straight answer. We can't afford a repeat of what happend down south to Washington, Oregon, and New England Salmon Runs. We as a community of buisness folks, and fisherman need to get a straight forward answer to what our future holds on this god given resorce that fuels our economy. We should feel very fortunate with this resource. Please don't screw it up. (Lets learn from the mismanagement and mistakes from the Lower 48)

Roger104
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Roger104 12/13/12 - 07:52 pm
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THANK YOU FOR REAL DATA!!!

I don't know if you've noticed, but Alaska kind of shows the rest of the world how to have responsible, sustainable salmon fisheries. More specifically, look at the success and strength of our sockeye salmon fisheries. In Cook Inlet, we have experienced tremendous success managing sockeye.

ADFG Commercial Division, of which I believe Mr. Shields is the area manager of, is charged with managing the data and reporting of sockeye salmon, as well as ensuring that we achieve escapement goals. They produce a 200 page very detailed harvest report every year full of scientific data and facts.

They are also in charge of the sockeye sonar, and have already transitioned from Bendix to Didson several years ago in a pretty painless transition that was done in a very scientific way. Most informed people have pretty high confidence in the Sockeye salmon harvest/escapement numbers, and that data is all made publicly available each year for professional scrutiny.

In contrast, the division of Sport Fish is in charge of King Salmon escapement/management. They have not produced a management report in many years. They have not completed the transition from old sonar to didson yet, despite pulling the old sonar two years ago due to funding issues and using only Didson sonar. The only reports they have produced are ones saying that they don't know how to use the new sonar, and have no confidence in any of the previous counting methods they have used. Basically, they have no idea what's going on, and won't release any data to the public for review because it will reveal their incompetence.

This data is the only real, scientific data we have recieved on Kenai River Kings in some time! And it's all thanks to the commercial fisheries and ADFG commercial division. Bottom line, it's a testament to the careful and consistent work that our local commercial fisheries managers and staff have been performing dutifully for many years. It's the reason our salmon runs have been so abundant and sustainable for so long.

Redbrdee
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Redbrdee 12/13/12 - 11:38 pm
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Area biologist Pat Shields

19581958: Stop attacking Pat Shields. The scale study is an important tool to manage the kings. It is actual scientific information not hearsay. Too bad they did not have it years ago. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been underfunded for years. Read the article again and try to understand it and if you still don't then call Fish and Game and maybe someone can help you or anyone else with this problem.

FisherOfMen
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FisherOfMen 12/14/12 - 08:47 am
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Kenai Management

Sounds like we need our Legislature to audit the Department of Fish and Game. Sounds "fishy" to me.

potomac
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potomac 12/14/12 - 12:40 pm
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Shields knows what he talks about

How about putting some serious money into this mans budget, come on, everyone knows this is the toughest job in AK and he is working his butt off so give him the tools to do his job, it is extremely difficult to do the balancing act he has been doing with all the fishery dynamics in his world. How about it Gove, Senators, Reps, get the ball rolling so we don't end up like Washington and Oregon, give this man his due, I doubt any of you could handle the pressure and work load he has, good job Pat!! Just a note from a Joe fisherman who loves these rivers!

Kapco
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Kapco 12/18/12 - 08:40 pm
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Hard caps are the answer in the short term.

Great to see some hard data. Dead fish are really always the only solid numbers we can get. The rest is highly speculative, albeit based on some valid experience and science. The only real answer to the king issue in the short term is to put caps on the marine king sport fishery, the ESSN fishery and the Kenai river fishery. Base all these caps on the best data we have now and then obtain better data as we go and adjust those caps up or down based on what that data suggests. The main thing is to at least give all the parties a fishing opportunity and get more data from all three of these fisheries to go forward with. With today's modern modes of communication and information technology, it seems it should be relatively easy to collect and process this information and not have to wait for 3 years before we figure anything out. We have 3 years now, let's add to that information annually and move forward in a pro-active way to get to the bottom of the king fishery in Cook Inlet.

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kenai123 01/05/13 - 12:41 pm
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This story is nothing new, we want to know where are kings are?

What on earth are all you guys talking about. This story doesn't tell us anything new, it just repeats what everyone already knew. Lots of kings from the Kasilof end up in Cook Inlet gill nets we all knew that. So Cook Inlet commercial fisheries are catching a lot of Kasilof fish? What does that really mean? So ESSN catch numbers may have to be recalculated with regard to their impact on Kenai River kings, so what? Our Kenai River kings are getting slapped down hard, by no doubt about 50% out in the ocean by the trawlers
and then the ESSN comes along and slaps them down another 25%. The end result is that next to nothing makes it back to the Kenai River. The real question is does the ESSN really believe that is sustainable? You got shut down this year because we got some real sonar data on the Kenai River, wow! Sportfish has been shut down almost every year because of the king issue. The truth is that the ESSN should have been closed every year for the last decade to stop our
king loss problems but inaccurate sonar kept them open instead.

What if you perverted the number enough to prove that the ESSN didn't catch ANY kings but we still didn't get any into the Kenai River? The point is that commercial fisheries are the problem here and by commercial fisheries I mean all of them. "Beach Boss" Does not know what he is talking about. The story says 17% of the kings caught in the ESSN are Kasilof kings, they are NOT Kenai kings and where are you getting the 40% jacks from? There is no such data proving that that the ESSN catches 40% jack kings headed for anywhere... and if there were, it would be because the ESSN has wiped out all the larger kings because the larger the king, the larger the dog fang teeth, thus they are more likely to become dead when hitting a gillnet. The truth is that we are all PRETTY SURE that the ESSN's are the main reason for our local problem with kings on the Kenai River. Why would we need to find another fishery to blame when the ESSN fishery
is so right there slamming our kings to death each and every season? Sure we can also move on to the big picture and spread the blame around to see what is really going on but the ESSN fishery is our main local problem with regard to kings.

Why have the bulk of commercial fishermen and fish processors moved from operating on West Coast waters to the Northwest waters of Alaska? The short response is that these commercial fishermen decimated West Coast fisheries and then move on to do the same to Northwest fisheries. These are the same commercial fishermen who claim that they are involved within "Sustainable Fisheries". The fact that these same fishermen destroyed our West Coast fisheries and then later moved their operations to Alaska waters, clearly demonstrates that what they do is not sustainable. Therefore there are zero commercial fisheries who can actually claim they fish within sustainable fisheries. If these commercial fisheries were actually sustainable, these fishermen and processors WOULD STILL be fishing West Coast waters instead of Alaskan waters. The reason these commercial fishermen and processors are not still fishing down south anymore is because they destroyed our magnificent West Coast fisheries natural resources while making themselves into millionaires. Commercial fisheries may not have wiped-out every last fish within these fisheries but when we compare what we have now to what we use to have on the West Coast, the fisheries are basically wiped-out. This is why these commercial fishermen then moved to Alaska waters. What is your definition of natural resource abuse? Most people feel that when you destroy or waste a natural resource, that is resource abuse. Well this is what commercial fisheries specialize in doing, they specialize in destroying or wasting, they just call it "harvest" and "by-catch". These words games are used to make the public believe that commercial fisheries are not destroying or wasting fisheries resources. The new correct definition of commercial fisheries is basically a commercial force which takes public fisheries resources and converts them into their own private bank account. Once the private bank account is full and the public fishery destroyed, commercial fisheries then move on to the next big bonanza fishing ground, if there is one left out there somewhere.

The reason the term "Sustainable Commercial Fishery" is currently even allowed within this destructive process, is because the fisheries involved have not completely collapsed YET. Some commercial fisheries collapse immediately, some take decades to finally collapse but in the end they all eventually collapse because NONE are truly sustainable. The allusion of "commercial fisheries sustainability" comes from a magnificent smoke and mirrors game of numbers between commercial fisheries and our ADF&G. While commercial fisheries are busy using their right hand to getting you to stare at fish escapement numbers, their left hand is busy annihilating all the fish out in the ocean. The bottom line is that commercial fishermen become millionaires, the fish are wiped-out and the public is left mystified as to where their fishery went? This is what happened on the U. S. West Coast. These same commercial fishermen have now moved onto Alaska waters and are now busy waving their hands at whatever will distract the public, while they are busy annihilating our salmon and halibut out on the ocean. Their bank accounts grow larger and larger and when the music stops, poof! our fisheries are gone. There is nothing sustainable about any commercial fishing, it is just a matter of time before they annihilate a fishery and move on.

Roger104
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Roger104 01/05/13 - 03:25 pm
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'Slamming our Kings to Death?!?!'

Catching less than 20% of a stock is not slamming it to death.

Misinformation, lies and distortions such as the ones you are spreading are a greater threat to these fish than any fishery.

borninak
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borninak 01/05/13 - 04:35 pm
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Killing Our Kings

Early run (June) Kenai River King Salmon have struggled for years and years despite never being fished by Set Netters. This past summer, Set Netters first commercial fishing period was cancelled for lack of King Salmon. Before the nets ever even hit the water, this run was in trouble ...again. Folks like to throw around a lot of harvest numbers and spin the truth, but when a user group doesn't even fish on a King Salmon run and it is failing yearly, an intelligent person would conclude there must be other problems.

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CFFL 01/05/13 - 05:01 pm
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Guide propaganda

WOW kenai123!!! You are so wrong where do we even start?? Ok how about with actual facts and not guide rederick, ESSN do infact have a total king exploitation rate of less than 20% of the total return,and of that less than 20% exploitation rate 40% of those kings are classified by fish and game as "jack" kings.

As far as your "real sonar data" you might wanna look at the final king count for the kenai river which was released by ADF&G. 28,440 kings IS the official escapement calculation,
with an optimal SEG range of 15,000-30,000 which equals more than enough kings for EVERYONE to have fished all season and they would have ended up in the middle of the escapement goal.

Kenai123 you almost had something correct in your rant when you referenced wiped out salmon fisheries on the west coast, however you missed the main reason for the wipeout of those runs, population/user group growth!!!

The commercial industry in cook inlet has been capped since 1974 with limited entry permits.
The Kenai River is over capacity for inriver users!!!! You cannot sustain a limited resource with an unlimited amount of users!!!!!

So if the commercial fisheries are the problem, as you stated, then what happened to the early run of Kings??? There is NO commercial fishing, drift or set net, during the early king run in cook inlet!!! That run has been totally allocated for guided/sport fisheries!!!

Get your facts straight!!!

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 01/05/13 - 07:29 pm
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Regulate OUT OF STATE guides & Commercial

Nothing more needed to be said other than stop OUT OF STATE GUIDES AND COMMERCIAL FISHERS.
Well maybe just one more thing, shut down the kenai for a few yrs till the Kings come back, if they can. But if my figuring is right we will be worried about just surviving as humans very soon, with no worry about Kings or guides or commercial fishers either one. What a mess we have in all areas of life.

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 02:54 am
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CFFL Rants

CFFL

Your rants about the East Side Set Nets, ESSN's catching 20% of the Kenai River's total king run is a 100% joke, which by the way EVERYONE but you laughs at. As usual you are attempting to throw Smoke & Mirror's at me in an attempt to get me and others to JUST BELIEVE your incorrect exploitation king projections. Sorry but I do not buy your S & M line.
I will not be playing your little game.

Jack kings in the Kenai River are a direct result of over fishing by Cook Inlet commercial gillnets. Back from 1978 - 1990 we saw few jack kings and minimal ESSN impact on Kenai River kings. This is because they had not yet discovered that limited numbers of nets with unlimited fishing time makes lots of money. After 1990 we saw a heavy ESSN fishing time increase, back to back, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It was our ADF&G dumbest hour. We told the ADF&G that the kings could not take this. I personally told many ESSN people that they were killing to many kings and that the day would come when they would regret what they were doing to our July Aug. Kenai River king run. They just laughed as they killed as many fish as they could and ran to the bank with their cash.
Well they are not laughing any more.

Regarding your 28,440 kings in the Kenai River this year. What if we got a million kings up the Kenai River in Dec. or Jan.? Would you claim that all users should slam the salt and freshwater in July for kings because of that? Our July kings were wiped off the map by ESSN's over fishing. Escaping a bunch of kings in Aug. Sept., Oct. or when ever is not going to make it all better! They are all dead! Do you understand D-E-A-D!!! As in gone for at least 10 - 20 years if we fix the problem today! So again stop with the S & M's to get us to forget that the ESSN's have WIPED OUT out our July kings!!!! They can't come in the Aug. Sept. Oct. or Nov. THEY ARE DEAD!

Regarding west coast commercial fisheries. Commercial fisheries destroyed our west coast fisheries with commercial over fishing, it had NOTHING to do with population growth.
Again, S & M will not work All a person has to do is cruise the internet and read the stories from the commercial operator own words, "We Caught To Many Fish".

Regarding commercial fishing being capped and sport fishing not, again S & M's. The most powerful tool within our ADF&G tools is fishing time for commercial fisheries and they have no such general cap on the amount of fishing time, therefore Cook Inlet commercial fisheries have not been capped as you claim. What if we capped our current ESSN's permits at half what they are but allowed them to fish all the time, are those nets really capped? No they are not. If fishing time in not capped the commercial fishery is not capped for growth. Every time commercial fisheries are given additional fishing time it proves that they are not capped for growth. Commercial fishing growth happens with fishing time NOT permits! Do you understand this? It is time, NOT permits! I would rather have a million guys fishing rod & reel "with no time restrictions" on our current fisheries, than 100 guys with gillnets and "with no time restrictions". Gillnets carry the same fisheries death capability as fish traps and you know how legal they are. Anyone who attempts to claim otherwise is lying.

Regarding what happened to the Kenai Rivers early run of kings and your S & M's which claim of no commercial fishing on early kings in Cook Inlet. Are you living in a cave? Haven't you been keeping up with what is going on? Okay I will do your reading for your lazy self. Kodiak area commercial fisheries begin fishing in early June each year. Historic catch records from Kodiak showed a couple thousand kings per year back between 1970 - 1980's, after that the king numbers from Kodiak commercial fisheries went through the roof to 50,000 - 70,000 kings each year! This mainly happened with increased fishing time of a capped bunch of permits. So much for commercial fisheries being capped. CFFL you are lazy and refuse to read our history.

Now take a look at the commercial trawler industry out in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering, they went from by-catch dumping around 2 - 3 million kings per year before 2008, to less than 2,000,000 kings per year after 2008 because they have AGAIN commercially wiped out the Pollock fishery! Do you have any idea what these kind of king losses means to our public fisheries? They have been wiped out with little to nothing returning. Are you starting to get it? Commercial fisheries live and breath to convert viable public fisheries into their own personal bank accounts and when the Smoke & Mirrors music stops, the public is left wondering where all their fish went, while commercial fisheries pull up stakes and move to where the fishing is better. Well guess what Alaska is the last place in the world they can do that.

Commercial fisheries wiped out the U.S. east coast, the U.S. west coast and then move up here to wipe out Alaska and nothing you can say will make that fact go away. It is all about making a buck and the fisheries are second consideration.

Our Kenai kings are hammered by three huge commercial fisheries each year, commercial trawler in the Gulf, commercial fisheries near Kodiak in May and June and commercial fisheries in Cook Inlet in July and August. It is amazing that we have any kings left at all with all this abusive commercial over fishing. And guess what CFFL? All the time commercial fisheries were wiping out the east and west coast fisheries, their fish and game people were claiming that they had it all figured out and that the fisheries would go on forever! Sound familiar? You are living a lie CFFL in order to make a pile of cash. You will say and do anything to be allowed to go on making a pile of cash off public fisheries and we the public will always be here to set you straight..

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 03:05 am
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Watchman on the Wall you are incorrect

Watchman on the Wall you are incorrect. It will make no difference to shut down the kenai for a few year till the kings come back. All rivers and streams in Alaska are receiving the same king salmon losses as the kenai river. Believe it or not even shutting down all rivers and streams also would not fix this king problem. Our ADF&G is currently claiming that our king problem is in the saltwater. We are sending out plenty of baby kings they just are not making it back through the commercial fisheries which have greatly increased their efforts in the last few decades. The king problem is in the saltwater.

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 03:13 am
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Roger 104 PLEASE PROVE

Roger 104 PLEASE PROVE that Cook Inlet ESSN's are only catching 20% of the kings trying to get into the Kenai River?

I claim that you cannot prove this, this is your personal opinion, not a fact and because you display this as a fact you are lying.

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 03:19 am
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borninak early Kenai River king run

borninak that's correct the problem with the early Kenai River king run is Kodiak and Gulf of Alaska commercial fisheries.

Kodiak starts in June, pre 1980 they used to take a few thousand king per year now post 2000 they catch 50,000 - 70,000 kings per year. Since Kodiak is Cook Inlets front door do you think this could be a point of concern?

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 03:19 am
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borninak early Kenai River king run

borninak that's correct the problem with the early Kenai River king run is Kodiak and Gulf of Alaska commercial fisheries.

Kodiak starts in June, pre 1980 they used to take a few thousand king per year now post 2000 they catch 50,000 - 70,000 kings per year. Since Kodiak is Cook Inlets front door do you think this could be a point of concern?

BigRedDog
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BigRedDog 01/06/13 - 04:29 am
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close it all

Here is an answer to the Commercial fishing problem, just shut them all down and line the banks of the Kenai with motels! They could all start a bed and breakfast and deposit there inn. It's all about the money anyway, and figures show a sport caught fish brings several times the revinue of a commercially caught fish. Pobably wouldn't work ehe? It's hard to count those fish when they are gone and if we don't figure out something and something right soon we won't have the problem to concren you so much.
Good luck proving it's Kodiak and better luck shutting those bandits down if they smell a buck.

CFFL
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CFFL 01/06/13 - 07:19 am
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keani123

Here is an idea kenai123, try and educate YOURSELF!!! How about you take the time to talk with the scientists and read the data reports, which are the true numbers!!! And then you could answer the 20% exploitation rate question yourself. Oh thats you would not believe those numbers because they probably would not fall in with your warped out look on the fishery.

To answer your question on what if we got a milillion kings into the kenai, that would be even worse!!!

So if you were not so stubborn and lazy maybe you would look back and read that 2003 - 2007 were the highest number kenai river king returns on record, way to high. For 5 years straight at least double the escapement and 3 of those years they exceeded the upper end goal for king escapement by over 60,000 chinook.

We are in the middle of those massive escapement retun years right now!!!

But you probably do not believe in over escapement either.

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 02:41 pm
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EU fish discard ban agreed -- for 2019

EU fish discard ban agreed -- for 2019
Environmental groups say discards waste 1.3 million tonnes of fish a year and wanted an immediate ban on the practice.
The deal for a 2014 reform of the Common Fisheries Policy notably will ban the contested practice of discarding dead fish caught by accident, however not before 2019.
Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavian nations favoured forcing fishermen to bring all catches to port and deduct discards from their quotas.
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-eu-fish-discard-.html

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 01/06/13 - 04:21 pm
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EU or OWO?

This is a Major problem thats for sure the total waste of sea food disguarded as byproduct waste EVERYWHERE. I watch the shrip fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and it is absolutely amazing all the waste of fish and other species that die and are pushed over the side of the boats and wasted.
The trouble is that the EU, OWO is spreading it's tentacles Globally for absolute control of all people for their DREAM of a Global Citizenry. We have no idea just how far and wide the American Govt. has already given away our Soveriegn rights to the EU, OWO. Look up the Treaties of the Sea and see how all national boundries are now accessable to any foriegn nation that choses to drill for oil off our coast or any other coast with absolute rights to do so under the Sea Treaty. It's ALL in plain sight folks and they are telling us every day what their End Game is as they go about getting-r-done and people are just Happy Little Sheeple marching along and over the cliff as a Soveriegn Free United States of America.
IT'S NOT A DREAM, WAKE UP THE EU, OWO WILL CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF EVERYONES LIFE AND ONLU UNION MEMBERS WILL SURVIVE. Not yelling here, just expounding a little. Use this tool called a computer and ask it any question you want and it will give you more answers than you can immagine on all subjects, try it and learn whats really going on with the EU or OWO DREAM ACT.

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 06:43 pm
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The Alaska King Salmon Task Force?

I specifically ask that the king salmon task force request, that the state of Alaska request, that the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council adopt fisheries quota regulations which require all fishermen to bring all catches to port and deduct any discards or by-catch from their quotas. This is how the EU has decided to handle the high seas waste of fisheries by-catch and discard. We should do the same. I am making my request here because The Alaska King Salmon Task Force Website does not function at
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/UCI-TF/index.cfm?ADFG=main.home
Situation Normal...

EU fish discard ban agreed -- for 2019
Environmental groups say discards waste 1.3 million tonnes of fish a year and wanted an immediate ban on the practice.
The deal for a 2014 reform of the Common Fisheries Policy notably will ban the contested practice of discarding dead fish caught by accident, however not before 2019.
Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavian nations favoured forcing fishermen to bring all catches to port and deduct discards from their quotas.
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-eu-fish-discard-.html

kenai123
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kenai123 01/06/13 - 06:40 pm
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North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

The Voting Members of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

Jim Balsiger - jim.balsiger@noaa.gov
Cora Campbell - dfg.commissioner@alaska.gov
Sam Cotten - samc.er@gci.net
Craig Cross - craigc@starboats.com
Ed Dersham - dershamed@gmail.com
Duncan Fields - dfields@ptialaska.net
Dave Hanson - dhanson@psmfc.org
John Henderschedt - john.henderschedt@duke.edu
Dan Hull - dnhull@alaska.net
Roy Hyder - hyderrh@bendbroadband.com
Eric Olson - eolson@gci.net
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