State Fails To Meet Yukon Chinook Escapement Into Canada

Alaska has failed to meet the Yukon River Chinook escapement goal into Canada despite increased fishing restrictions this summer. An Alaska Department of Fish and Game sonar counter at Eagle counted 28,369 kings as of Aug. 8. With the run tailing off to just a few hundred fish a day, state Yukon area summer season manager Eric Newland says escapement into Canada will fall well short of this year’s minimum goal.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.