Salmon runs have been weak

Salmon harvests are coming in slowly in the Wrangell-Petersburg area, according to Sea Level Seafoods and the state fisheries biologist out of Petersburg.

Though it’s too early for a lot of specific numbers, both report catches have been lower than in previous seasons.

“It’s going pretty slow,” said Nik Morozov, manager at Wrangell’s Sea Level plant. “We’re close to half of what we normally do.”

Morozov said he has three tenders out right now, and had been assuming they would fill up and bring back loads of fish quickly, but that is not happening. Catches are low, he said, though the price for...


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