By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Daily Sentinel Writer 

Judge rejects request to keep troll fishery open for kings;

Fish and Game announces that coho and chum salmon will open on July 1

 


The summer commercial troll season for coho and chum salmon will open by regulation on July 1, but no Chinook retention will be allowed, the Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday.

The decision to prohibit retention of troll-caught king salmon is related to an ongoing lawsuit by the nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy against the National Marine Fisheries Service.

But Alaska trollers are holding out hope that the king salmon troll season will open as usual if a stay of a U.S. District Court order is granted by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, or federal fisheries managers make correct...



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