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Thomas Bay chum release gains support


Alaska Department of Fish and Game held its fall regional planning team (RPT) meeting in Juneau on Wednesday and unanimously supported releasing

40 million stock chum salmon in Thomas Bay north of Petersburg. The chum would come from Hidden Falls hatchery, and the request is coming

from the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA).

The issue was tabled last year in early-December so NSRAA could partner with ADF&G to complete a small study this summer. The study looked into investigating feeder king bycatch among other biological samples to

help make an informed decisi...

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