More fishing, less sockeye for Copper River gillnetters

Published on
October 24, 2016

Through to the end of July, the Copper River District’s commercial salmon fishery was open 756 hours, 96 hours more than the recent 10-year average. However, the sockeye salmon harvest of 1.14 million fish was 22 percent less than the previous 10-year (2006–2015) harvest average of 1.46 million sockeye salmon, according to the latest 2016 Prince William Sound Salmon Season Summary issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

At the same time, the average sockeye salmon weig…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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