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Saturday, June 3, 2:23 pm PST

King salmon harvest higher than expected

"Chinook salmon harvest from the first five fishing periods was above anticipated levels despite unprecedented area restrictions, and poor weather conditions in the second and third fishing period that reduced harvest efficiency," said the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Saturday.

Preliminary harvest estimates from Thursday's fishing period are 2,000 Chinook and 40,200 sockeye salmon with 468 deliveries reported. This compares to an anticipated harvest of 61,200 sockeye salmon for this period.

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