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Gillnet opener: Salmon surplus drives down prices for fleet

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 port on Tuesday. “(The fish) can see the dirty net.” The Upper Lynn Canal drift gillnet fishery opened at noon Sunday, […]