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Kenai Closure Reflects King Salmon Decline in Alaska

Kenai River is world-famous for its king salmon fishery. It was closed this week. Photo from Alaska’s famed Kenai River typically is crowded this time of year, as anglers and guides vie for the best positions to catch some of the world’s largest salmon.

But that’s not the case in 2012. The fishery is closed, as the run of Kenai king (Chinook) salmon looks to be the lowest on record, dating back to the 1980s.

Read the sad story here.

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