Alaska fishing industry plans for salmon season amid virus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)– Alaska government officials and fishing industry professionals are making plans to ensure the state can have a strong summer salmon season amid changes forced by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Alaska’s chief medical officer says the state has a fisheries work group looking at how small communities can handle influxes of fishermen and processing workers while adhering to health guidelines, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday.

“We know the fish are coming regardless of COVID-19 or not and we can’t ask them to stay home,” Dr. Anne Zink said March 30.

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