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KENAI: Salmon Fry Approved for a Final Release on Refuge
Alaska Region, May 17, 2004
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A Special Use Permit was issued on May 17, 2004, by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to release up to six million sockeye salmon fry into a tributary to a wilderness lake on the Refuge. The permit was a negotiated result of a long-standing lawsuit and assured that the salmon could be released rather than being destroyed at the hatchery. Timely action by the District Court of Alaska on a joint motion filed by the plaintiffs and defendant in the case resulted in the resolution. Additional egg take and release of young salmon, however, will not be permitted.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov
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