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Gillnet task force shows 2018 salmon run below 10-year average


November 29, 2018

At a Southeast Alaska Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting on Tuesday, members from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave a detailed run down of the gillnet harvest from the 2018 season showing a below average year in the sections and districts surrounding Mitkof Island.

A salmon return summary for 2018 and return forecast for 2019 was also given by Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc.

In district six, the area between Mitkof Island and Wrangell Island and the Stikine River, the sockeye and Coho salmon harvest was below the 10 year average, while the Chinook, pink and chum salmon harvest wa...

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