Fish and Shellfish — Management & Research
Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
The Chinook Salmon Research Initiative was created in response to declines in returns of Chinook salmon to many Alaska rivers. The result of collaboration between ADF&G, federal agencies, and academic partners on this issue has been the development of the Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment and Research Plan.
The department, federal agencies, and nongovernment organizations operate counting projects to count the numbers of migrating fish (primarily salmon), using weirs, sonars and counting towers in a number of streams throughout Alaska.
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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game relies on its Fisheries Sonar Program to provide timely information about salmon run strength.
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