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Strong sockeye run returns to Chilkoot, electric fence goes up


August 30, 2018

The electric fence is designed to allow bears to fish at the weir, but keep them off the boardwalk. Kyle Clayton photo.

Chilkoot sockeye escapement is approaching Alaska Department of Fish and Game's upper escapement limit and commercial fishermen are fishing five days a week in Lutak Inlet.

Nearly 84,000 sockeye passed the weir as of Wednesday, said Fish and Game...

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