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Alaska king-salmon fisheries opening

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
By Dan Joling | Associated Press — Feb. 22, 2005

ANCHORAGE — Southeast Alaska king-salmon fishermen could see a nearly 10 percent boost in their catch this year.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said yesterday that for the first time since the mid-1970s, fisheries for king salmon will be opened at the Stikine and Taku rivers. That will mean expanded opportunities for both commercial and sport fishermen.

Both rivers flow from Canada and cross the U.S. border.

The expanded fisheries are made possible by an agreement ...

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