Lone Star oil sheen shuts down Igushik River setnet fishery, affecting 52 permit holders, May reopen today if they can contain leaking fuel.

Leaking diesel fuel from a sunken Bristol Bay fishing vessel led the state Department of Fish and Game to shut down a key setnet fishery and close an area for drift gillnet boats Friday afternoon. If the Lone Star’s fuel can be contained, commercial fishing for sockeyes could resume on Saturday, area biologist Tim Sands of Fish and Game said. [email protected]

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