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2018 Kodiak salmon season: a mixed bag, but weak overall

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by USFWS/Katrina Mueller) Managers expect Kodiak pink salmon to meet escapement goals although the harvest remains weak. The situation for sockeye salmon is much more dire. Some Kodiak-area river systems are performing better than others. Kodiak had its lowest sockeye harvest in 38 years this season. That’s according to ADF&G Research Biologist Kevin Schaberg. “It …

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Second salmon opening set for Kodiak Thursday

(Photo by Ingrid Taylar / Flickr) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Kodiak’s commercial salmon season opened over the weekend. James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon and Herring Area Management Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says that on Friday the fish started moving at Karluk. “We had one day of 44,000 followed by several twentys and, basically, in four days, …

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