PUBLISHED: 5:33 PM on Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Chinook allocation cut in half this season
The Pacific Salmon Commission reduced this year's king salmon harvest by nearly half. The 48 percent reduction from last year to 170,000 kings is the lowest catch total in nearly a decade.

The allocation is determined by the number of fish in local waters. The Board of Fisheries allotted 125,410 salmon for trollers; 7,310 for seiners; 5,930 for set and drift gillnetters; and 31,350 for sport fishing, reported the Juneau Empire.

Also, charter captains will be limited to only four lines per boat instead of six lines from May 1 through June 30.