Southeast Purse Seiners Make Record Haul of Chums; Some Boats Double Their Income in a Day
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton – September 10, 2018
The purse seine fleet in Petersburg and Sitka had a record haul August 30, landing 1.3 million fish in two openings. The first opening at Crawfish Inlet, south of Sitka, produced 980,000 chums, a state record.
The totals were announced by the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, which manages the chum hatcheries in the area.
The run total to date is about 2.1 million fish and will likely hit 2.5 million or better. This is three times the size of last years return...
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