Summer season was the perfect storm for some Southeast trollers

“We had small fish, poor price, bad weather, and also no fish or very few fish,” said Matthew Donohoe, a fishermen from Sitka. He has been fishing for nearly 40 years and said it’s been the strangest Coho season he’s ever seen. “That all added up to quite a whammy for the troll fleet.” Dale Kelley is the Executive Director of the Alaska Trollers Association. She said this is the year that she has dreaded. “This is the year where our King salmon quota is too low, and Coho are coming in about average with a poor price and that is about, it’s one of the worst scenarios,,, Read the rest here 16:44