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Alaska Fisheries Report — Jan. 29, 2020

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  Both sides of the Sitka Sound herring lawsuit presented oral arguments this week. The suit brought by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska seeks to preserve the traditional herring spawn subsistence fishery. ADF&G scientists confirm what many fishermen knew anecdotally—2019 was a hot year and the warmer water temps killed hundreds of thousands of sockeye salmon transiting Bristol Bay to …

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Cleanup in progress for 1,200 gallon oil spill at Kitoi Bay Hatchery

A 1,200 gallon oil spill occurred at the Kitoi Bay Hatchery on the southeastern end of Afognak Island late last week. According to Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, which manages the hatchery, a crack in a small underground pipe was to blame. Containment booms around Kitoi Bay Hatchery. (Photo courtesy Kelly Krueger/Sun’aq Tribe) Trent Dodson is the production and operations manager …

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