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21 May 2020 / Alaska Public Media / Abbey Collins

Low sockeye returns prompt commercial fishing closure on the Copper River

Cordova, Alaska, United States

"We’re way, well below what we expect to be at this point,” said Jeremy Botz, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He says so far the entire commercial fleet has harvested around 6,000 sockeye, which is way below what the department anticipated

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