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By Dan Rudy 

Bringing in the harvest

 

Fisherman Gig Decker holds up a sockeye pulled from his nets aboard the F/V McCrea on July 6, near 14-Mile Zimovia. The drift gillnet fishery for the Stikine River and Prince of Wales Island areas opened on July 3, with an additional 60-hour opening beginning July 7. Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports the effort has been near average, with a better than usual sockeye harvest so far. The districts opened again for another four days beginning Sunday. As of July 8, the inseason summary for the Stikine River commercial gillnet fishery logged 8,000 Chinook, 24,000 chum, 2,000 coho, less...



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