National Fisherman

ANCHORAGE—Sonic tagging may help address a fisheries management problem in Upper Cook Inlet: the incidental catch of king salmon by setnetters and drift fleet fisherman who are actually after sockeye salmon off the shores of the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers.
The findings are in a study presented to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Saturday by Dr. David Welch of Nanaimo, Canada.
This could provide a pass-through corridor for sockeye and coho, while still allowing the commercial fleet and setnetters to fish.
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