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PWS harvest tops one million fish

Commercial harvests of red salmon reached 378,000 fish in the Copper River drift district through June 20, as the run and harvest continued to...

As new districts open, harvest nears 2 million fish

A preliminary state count of commercially caught wild salmon indicates the statewide harvest will top 2 million fish this week, including upwards of 573,000...

PWS salmon catch reaches 280,000 fish

Commercial catches of wild king, chum and sockeye salmon in Prince William Sound have reached 280,000 fish, with the Copper River and four other...

Copper River fishery opens

Upwards of 400 fishing vessels were on the grounds for the opening of the Copper River salmon fishery on May 18, to harvest some...

Weak run of kings could impact sockeye harvests

Forecasts of a very weak run of Chinook salmon have commercial harvesters worried that they will lose a lot of Copper River sockeyes to...

BOF approves PWS tanner crab harvest strategy

Harvest strategies for tanner crab fisheries in Prince William Sound have been approved by the Alaska Board of Fisheries, clearing the way for commercial,...

Federal relief asked for pink salmon disaster

Alaska officials are seeking federal disaster relief for the 2016 pink salmon fisheries in Prince William Sound, Kodiak, Chignik and Lower Cook Inlet.The formal...

Copper River harvest reaches 78,600 reds, 3,100 kings

In the first two periods of the 2016 Copper River fisheries, the commercial fleet harvested 78,600 sockeye salmon and 3,100 kings.A third opener began...

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