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Photos: Salmon dipnetters converge at the mouth of the Kenai River

  • Author: Marc Lester
  • Updated: July 17, 2017
  • Published July 11, 2017

Hundreds of Alaskans lined the banks at the mouth of the Kenai River for the sockeye salmon dipnet fishery on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Kenai. The fishery, which got underway Monday, has averaged a harvest of about 350,000 sockeyes annually among about 30,000 permit holders. The personal-use fishery is open to Alaska residents with sportfishing licenses only. Military members stationed in Alaska for at least one year may also fish.

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