Why is it a problem?
- Non-native to southcentral region of Alaska
- Threatens both wild and stocked Alaskan fisheries
- Northern pike are top predators that eat other fish, and aggressively threaten salmon and trout populations
- Damage to Alaskan fisheries diminishes local Alaskan economies and livelihoods
How do I manage it?
- Report any sightings of northern pike on the Kenai Peninsula to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Do not stock lakes in southcentral AK with northern pike – it’s illegal
- Re-stocking pike-infested rivers and lakes with native fish can help keep the ecosystem in balance while attempts to remove pike are made.
- Harvest as many northern pike as possible and remove from lakes in southcentral AK