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    Default Size matters….

    …. who'da'thunk'it?

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    Balanced harvesting sounds very logical.
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    Bump.... for a buddy
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    Size-selective harvest on the Kenai over the past four decades has most certainly had dire consequences for the size/age composition of the modern-day king salmon return. Here are the results for 2014.

    Read 'em and weep....

    "We feel that the 556 ASL samples of Chinook Salmon at the Killey River weir accuratelydescribe the Chinook Salmon run returning to the Upper Killey River watershed. The sample was 32% of the observed escapement and was collected almost daily throughout the entire Chinook Salmon run. The sample taken during 2014 identified few (6%) age-1.4 Chinook Salmon in the spawning population. Observations of age-1.4 Chinook Salmon at the Killey River weir were similar to what Gates and Boersma (2014b) identified returning to the Funny River during 2014 (i.e., 5.6% age-1.4). The near absence of large and old Chinook Salmonreturning to the Kenai River watershed during May and June is a management concern and may warrant additional conservation measures to protect age-1.4 Chinook Salmon returning to the Kenai River during the early run."

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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    Balanced harvesting sounds very logical.
    Which is why it will never make it into the books.
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