Dismal prices, strong runs: Gillnet season closes


October 19, 2023

A chum salmon on a sandbar at Mile 7 Haines Highway. Lex Treinen photo.

Commercial salmon gillnetters in the Upper Lynn Canal had a pretty unanimous assessment of the 2023 season: encouraging fish runs, but dismal prices.

"It's still worth it, but it's a struggle," said Gregg Bigsby, a 50-year veteran of the fishery....

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