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Southeast fishing update: Pink forecast right on track, Chums harvest disappointing


PETERSBURG – There has been an ebb and flow of boats in the harbor as the summer salmon season presses on.

The Southeast drift gillnet fishery opened on July 6 with the challenge of overcoming a landslide on the Tahltan River in late May that caused a barrier to salmon passage.

The Tahltan is a tributary of the Stikine and a major contributor to the Southeast gillnet fishery for sockeye, and the landslide there was thought to have caused a complete blockage to salmon passage, said Troy Thynes, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist.

To address the blockage, Fisheries and Ocea...

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