Scientists Investigate Poor King Salmon Returns

State Fish and Game officials are attempting to fill in some blanks in knowledge about Chinook Salmon. Poor returns all over Alaska this year have sparked questions about the abundance and reproductive success rate of Alaska’s chinook.  Fish and Game has released a draft analysis,“Alaska Chinook Salmon Knowledge Gaps and Needs” to the public, and today in Anchorage, the department opened its Chinook Salmon Symposium to get some questions answered. But there seemed to be few answers and a lot of questions.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.

Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA

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