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Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Kodiak set net salmon fishery gets underway


Salmon set net families were streaming out of Kodiak all week, heading to their summer sites to get ready for the June 9 season opener. Their departure wrapped up a busy week of Memorial Day festivities on “the rock,” including festivals, fleet blessings, a landslide on Cannery Row and visits by both of Alaska’s US Senators.

I caught up with Sen. Lisa Murkowski over a beer at Kodiak Island Brewery; she spoke candidly on several hot button fisheries related topics.

It’s well known that Murkowski and the rest of Alaska’s congressional delegation are strongly opposed to genetically...

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