Chinook salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session but most other fish bills flopped.
“The department asked and the legislature funded” said Kevin Brooks, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. “There is a little bit of repackaging, if you will, but there is a lot of money in this budget to do some good work on Chinook, and all species of salmon statewide.”
Last November, in response to drastic reductions in king salmon returns and crippling fishing closures, Governor Parnell said his FY2014 budget would include $10 million as a firs...