Despite record numbers of returning chinook (king) salmon throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaskan chinook have experienced a significant decline in recent years.
The decline is widely misunderstood throughout the scientific community, and because of this fact a great deal of research is currently being conducted by the state of Alaska in hopes to better understand the factors involved. Due to the widespread interest of the research being conducted, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has created an online newspaper, Chinook News, to keep the public informed on the current status of chinook throughout Alaska.
ADF&G recently released volume two of Chinook News, highlighting the stocks and research currently being conducted in chinook river systems throughout Alaska. We’re committed to the well being of chinook salmon and have a feeling many of you are as well. Be a responsible angler and check out what’s being done and how you can help Alaska’s iconic salmon.