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Haines Alaska: Ready, set, fish! Commercial salmon season starts Sunday

hannon-1024x803The gillnet fleet in Haines will rumble out of the harbor this weekend for the start of the 2016 commercial salmon fishing season. The first opener is 48 hours long, and starts at 12:01 p.m. on Sunday. Commercial fisherman Tim Hannon is optimistic. The salmon season starts on Sunday, and he says, with mediocre prices and small fish last year, he’s hearing good things about the season ahead. He’s captained the F/V Shotgun for seven years, but has been commercial fishing in Haines for 15, so he’s seen his share of good years and bad. As he loads up his provisions for the first opener, he says he’s heading out Saturday to try and beat the weather. Audio report, read the rest here 12:19