Closure fresh in memory, setnetters innovate for season

 KENAI — Gary Hollier has a king salmon problem.The commercial setnetter has had it for a few years and he’s far from the  only one. Most of the east side setnet fishery in the Cook Inlet was largely shut out  of their fishing season last year after seeing their fishing time drastically  reduced in 2011 in the name of king salmon conservation.With last season’s federally-declared economic disaster hanging over his  head, and the threat of being largely shut out of another season in 2013  looming, the 42-year veteran of commercial setnetting decided to make some  drastic changes of his own. continued


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