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Chum release in Thomas Bay given green light


January 12, 2017

An application for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) permit alteration to release 40 million chum salmon in Thomas Bay brought forth by the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) has been approved.

The application process has taken just over a year to secure the location, north of Petersburg, for the release but the change is something NSRAA general manager Steve Reifenstuhl has been thinking about for a while now.

“I looked at Thomas Bay approximately 20 years,” he says. “Had temperature probes out there to evaluate temperature throughout the winter...

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