State investing in sound, scientific fishery research

Posted: June 11, 2013 - 4:33pm
By Commissioner Cora Campbell

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

An important part of our mission at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is to manage salmon runs consistent with the sustained yield principle in order to provide opportunity for current and future generations, and ensure continued value to Alaskans and our economy. Escapement-based salmon management is fundamental to fulfilling that mission.

Recent king salmon runs on the Kenai River have been below average and projections for 2013 paint a similar picture. This world-class resource is critically important, and we take to heart the fact that conservative management due to periods of low abundance and productivity creates both social and economic hardships for our fellow Alaskans.

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