Igushik River Sockeye Fishery Reopens After ‘Lone Star’ Sinking

Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The sinking of the tender “Lone Star”  in the mouth of the Igushik River could not have happened at a worse time to close a fishery due to a fuel spill.  It was right at the peak of the Sockeye Salmon run. The fishery was closed and then opened again.

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