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Troll fishery 'early' opening anticipated


dani palmer / Petersburg Pilot

A group of approximately 30 fishermen attended an Alaska Department of Fish and Game public meeting on the spring troll fishery Wednesday afternoon in assembly chambers.

With some troll areas expected to open in mid-April, "a little early" as Sitka Assistant Troll Fishery Biologist Grant Hagerman put it, local fishermen are gearing up for the spring season.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game held a public troll fishery meeting Wednesday afternoon in assembly chambers.

An announcement regarding spring fishery plans is expected sometime next week, Troll Fishery Biologist Pattie Skannes said, after all public meetings have wrapped up on Friday.

Frederick Sound is one area that would likely open seven days a week this month.

"Frederick Sound has always been...

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