July 18, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 28

Low sockeye escapement leads to Chilkoot River closure

State sportfish biologists closed Chilkoot River to retention of sockeye salmon this week, in the wake of low escapement of mature fish into Chilkoot Lake.

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Through July 15, 4,355 sockeye had passed Chilkoot weir, compared to a 10-year average of...