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Alaska plans 5-year, $30 million study of ailing king salmon stocks


Lodge in Koliganek, Alaska, with his wife, Sarah, rigs gear in his boat while Spokane fly fisher Richard Rivers casts his Spey rod for king salmon from a gravel bar in the Nushagak River. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Lodge in Koliganek, Alaska, with his wife, Sarah, rigs gear in his boat while Spokane fly fisher Richard Rivers casts his Spey rod for king salmon from a gravel bar in the Nushagak River. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING -- Following dismal returns that forced closure of some king salmon fishing seasons this year, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has announced that his Fiscal Year 2014 budget will contain $10 million for the first component of a five-year, $30 million comprehensive Chinook Salmon Research Initiative.

See details in this story by the Columbia Basin Bulletin.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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