Last year’s haul was worth about $25 million. This year will probably be better.
That leaves one fish processor operating on Wrangell Island.
Alaska Fish and Game says the chum run is essentially over.
Southeast seiners will have a shot at a large run of hatchery chums for six hours Thursday. The opening is at Amalga Harbor, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Juneau.
The 71-year-old wooden tugboat Challenger that became a Seattle bunk-and-breakfast and later a home for a Juneau family has been dismantled and disposed.
State and federal agencies are readying boom and preparing to haze birds as the 96-foot Challenger is raised as early as Sunday.
The first returns of hatchery chum salmon are showing up in fishing nets in Southeast Alaska this month.
Nine tons of individually wrapped frozen salmon steaks sit in a container at Juneau’s Alaska Marine Lines.
For the first time since it started in 1976, Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) is operating in the black.