Chignik Bay ‘hanging by a thread’ in second year of scant fishing

For the second year in a row, Allen and other Chignik fishermen have mostly been left to twiddle their thumbs. During the summer of 2018, they did not have a single opener. That was a year without fish, and a year without income.  With a healthy dose of optimism in the offseason, many were ready to write off the bad summer as a fluke and get back to fishing in 2019. The second half of the season has produced a handful of openers, but after spending the entire first half of the season passed with no catch, fishermen say there’s still a dwindling sense of hope. >click to read< 09:35

One Response to Chignik Bay ‘hanging by a thread’ in second year of scant fishing

  1. Kristine Harder says:

    Axel Kopun is (mis?)quoted as saying his family has been fishing in Chignik for 50 years. His mother’s native parents and their parents before them have fished the area far, far, longer than that.

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