Gillnet opener: Salmon surplus drives down prices for fleet


June 22, 2023

Lex Treinen

Haines commercial fisherman Steve Fossman repairs a hole in his gillnet shortly after the first opening of the 2023 salmon season.

Residents enjoyed warm temperatures and calm waters early this week, but commercial gillnetters weren't sharing the excitement.

"It's the worst kind of conditions you can have," said Joel Pasquan, a Haines fisherman shortly after pulling into por...

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