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Ruling may cancel Alaska commercial king salmon season

Industry supports some 1,500 fishermen

A troller fishes in Sitka Sound, Alaska, heads towards the forests surrounded by large mountains.
A troller fishes in Sitka Sound, Alaska, in February 2021. A ruling from a U.S. judge in Seattle could effectively shut down commercial king salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska — a valuable industry that supports some 1,500 fishermen — after a conservation group challenged the harvest as a threat to protected fish and the endangered killer whales that eat them. (Photo by James Poulson/Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP)
By Gene Johnson Associated Press
SEATTLE — A ruling from a U.S. judge in Seattle could effectively shut down commercial king salmon
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