Coming up this week, they may seem like tasty little automatons swimming independently back to our nets, but it appears that salmon get by with a little help from their friends. There’s trouble with aggressive sea lions in Sitka. There’s trouble with them on the Columbia River, too, but they have a different, more permanent solution to their problem. All that, and it looks like they’ll be counting salmon at Igushik after all, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KDLG’s Molly Dischner and Dave Bendinger in Dillingham, and KCAW’s Brielle Schaeffer in Sitka.