The future of wild Alaska salmon runs depends on a precautionary management approach that provides clear regulations that afford the predictability that industry desires.
When we run into Alaskans who are out on the river fishing and we tell them we are collecting water temperature data, they like to offer up their best guess at what they think the temperature is. And they are often very close. These Alaskans know that temperature can alter fish movement and behavior and, more importantly, whether the “bite is on”.
Was the Deshka warm again? Check out our new report on stream temperature monitoring results from 2012. This was our fifth year of collecting water temperature data in 48 non-glacial salmon streams around the Cook Inlet watershed.
Drip, drip, drip… Ahhhh, breakup. After an extended winter with snow falling well into April, Alaska is finally waking up to the promise of spring. Pretty soon we will all be busy with the activities that we pack into the long days of the short season – gardening, fishing, entertaining visitors, and enjoying the beautiful places we live in around Cook Inlet. Another important thing you should be adding to your to-do list is making sure that your drinking water remains safe for you and your family.