Alaska’s Salmon Season Opens With Anxiety Shifting From COVID to Copper River Run
Alaska’s first major salmon fishing of the year begins at 7 a.m. Monday morning with Cordova’s gill net fleet setting their nets along the Copper River Flats. The opener there, as in other parts of state with the possible exception of Southeast Alaska, will be one of less worry about Covid transmission than why runs of the Copper River are are again forecasted below historical averages this year.
The total commercial harvest forecast of 716,000 sockeye is about 30% lower than the ten-year average ...
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