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Kotzebue Fishery Closes Early with ‘3rd Best Harvest in Over 25 Years’

Commercial fishermen delivering chum salmon in Kotzebue.The commercial fishing season in Kotzebue came to a close Friday, and while both the chum salmon run and the payout to fishermen pales in comparison to the gargantuan success of last year, the fishermen at Alaska’s northernmost salmon fishery still have plenty of reason to smile. “Right now we’re a little over 300,000 harvested, and this was the third best harvest in over 25 years in the Kotzebue fishery,” Read the rest here 13:38