Salmon Run Indicators From Birds, Mosquitos, Wind
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Birds, mosquitos and wind indicate the strength and arrival of salmon runs.
Alaska salmon managers have decades of data to help them forecast and track the fish each year. Alaska Natives add to that knowledge with their centuries of salmon observations.
One indicator of the size and timing of the runs is the spring bird migration, says James Nicori, one of four managers with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
“Looking at the birds and...
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