State closes troll fishery for 3 days for coho preservation

After the longest summer king salmon troll opening in nearly 20 years, the Southeast Alaska commercial troll fishery closed to the taking of all salmon for three days as a coho conservation measure, the Department of Fish and Game announced July 25.

The closure went into effect at 11:59 p.m. July 28 and ended at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1.

Despite the lengthy four-week king opening, the fleet hooked less than three-quarters of its anticipated July catch. All told, trollers were expected to have taken about 87,000 king salmon by the time of the shutdown, leaving 67,000 fish in the summer allo...


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