Southeast Fleets Gets No Opportunity for Fishery Targeting

Southeast’s commercial fishing fleets this May had no opportunity for a directed fishery targeting Chinook salmon returning to the Stikine and Taku rivers, two trans-boundary rivers in central and northern Southeast. Run forecasts going into the season were not high enough to open fisheries, and the runs appear to be coming in well below those forecasts. However, there are a few signs of possible improvement in future years.

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Joe Viechnicki is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

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