Herring and Smelt fisheries at Cook Inlet Pay Big Bucks to Fishermen
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
Herring and smelt at Upper Cook Inlet are fisheries that pay out nicely for the few who participate, and both are open to all.
Ten to 20 fishermen usually take part in the bait herring fishery that runs from April 20 to the end of May. A combined take of 150 tons can be taken from four areas by set or drift gillnets, although nearly all comes from the upper east side distsrict...
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