2012 SE Chinook quota tops 250K

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game gave Southeast Alaska fishers of all gear types the green light on 266,800 Chinook salmon in 2012, the department announced Thursday.

The quota is based on the forecast of aggregate abundance of Pacific Coast Chinook salmon stocks subject to management under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Chinook all-gear harvest levels were 294,800 in 2011, 221,800 in 2010 and a decade-low of 170,000 in 2008.

The Chinook Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission determines Southeast Alaska’s quota.

Most hatchery Chinook may be harvested in addition to the annual treaty limit, according to the ADF&G release.

The Alaska Board of Fisheries allocates to Chinook fishery to sport, commercial troll and commercial net fishers.

For more information on spot fish Chinook quota download bit.ly/Hu6Ft3 and bit.ly/H69MYR for commercial fisheries Chinook quota.


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This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 22, 1987

On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.

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Fire calls for Jan. 22, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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