Chinook News (ADF&G)

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently announced the release of volume two of Chinook News, a newspaper intended to inform the public of work conducted in 2014 on the Chinook Salmon Research Initiative.

The Winter 2015 edition overviews the stocks and research projects of twelve important Chinook river systems and features articles on marine sampling in the Kodiak and Westward regions, Cook Inlet, and Southeast Alaska.

Also included are highlights on initiative-funded environmental and ecological studies performed in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Chinook News is designed in newspaper format to highlight the major issues surrounding Chinook salmon in Alaska while giving the reader an overview of what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is doing to understand and sustainably manage this important resource.

The Winter 2015 and Summer 2014 editions of Chinook News can be found at ADF&G offices or downloaded at

The State of Alaska undertook the Chinook Salmon Research Initiative in 2012 to further explore and address the causes for the down turn in production. Fishery scientists in Alaska produced the research plan. Currently, 35 projects related to the Chinook Salmon Research Initiative are funded by the Alaska Legislature.

source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game