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PUBLISHED: 4:44 PM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Photo: Processing pinks
Salmon line supervisor Alvin Quezon and Turkish summer worker Ferit Baspinar push a stacking tray of salmon toward a freezing unit at Petersburg's Icicle Seafoods processing facility Aug. 7. Pink salmon (humpys) are finally starting to show up in Southeast waters but salmon seiners and processors say the season is far below predicted catch numbers. While 44,885,000 pinks were harvested in 2007, the number is just approaching the 1 million mark for 2008. Alaska Department Of Fish & Game biologists say the pinks are deep due to cold water and hopefully both the south and the north runs will hit in mid August.


Klas Stolpe

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