Southeast Alaska trollers engaged in a fight to continue winter and summer commercial Chinook salmon fisheries say they have reduced their king harvest by 44% over the past four decades and remain concerned about the future sustainability and recovery of the species in Washington state.

The Wild Fish Conservancy in Seattle contends that halting the winter and summer commercial Chinook harvest in Southeast Alaska would benefit the Chinooks and the Southern Resident killer whales, for whom Chinook salmon are a major food source.

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