Fish updates June 10th 2013

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This years  salmon season is off to a great start. The Copper River has generated  over half a million sockeye, in just the first three openers, doubling  what was to be expected. Kodiak fishermen were given a earlier start Friday  when a big push of 46,000 sockeye arrived at the Karluk weir on June 5th. Fish and Game’s manager Geoff Spalinger said that the Karluk fish numbers taken Wednesday put them way ahead of where they needed to be…

In Southeast…

The spring king fishery is slow going for troller’s.  The northern area golden king crab fishery will close June 15th around Juneau with a harvest just over 100,000 pounds.  That same day the Southeast Dungeness crab summer season will open at noon.

Moving up to Norton sound

King crab fishermen wait for a date to be set for the half a million pound summer red king crab season, most likely to open mid month. Herring will also be hitting the Sound within the next week or so  following the end of Alaska’s largest herring fishery at Togiak. That fishery wrapped up with a catch just shy of the 30 thousand ton quota, making it the best herring harvest in 20 years.

Jigging remains open for state water p cod in Cook Inlet and Kodiak, with little to no effort.
Also in the Gulf

It’s slow going for  Long liners as they continue fishing for halibut, with just over seven million pounds delivered of the 22 million pound limit. Sable fish is moving right along with nearly half of the 28 million pound quota taken leaving a little over 14 and a half million pounds to go.

Finally – the Bering Sea pollock fishery opens for the summer on June 10.

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