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Strong sockeye run returns to Chilkoot, electric fence goes up

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 area commercial fisheries biologist Wyatt Rhea-Fournier. In mid-July, low sockeye returns had Rhea-Fournier wondering where the fish were. […]