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Sportsmen: Killing Kenai kings with kindness? Paper argues catch-and-release a death sentence for many fish.

A new theory has emerged to explain why the world’s largest king salmon are disappearing from Alaska’s Kenai River: Catch-and-release anglers are massacring them with kindness. In a 19-page document that mirrors the format of a scientific paper, Roland Maw, who holds a doctorate in forestry and wildlife management from the University of Alberta in Canada but has for years been involved in commercial salmon research in Alaska, contends that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has seriously underestimated the number of Kenai kings that die as a result of being caught and released. [email protected]  15:32