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July 20, 2021

Bristol Bay sees record sockeye run

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — It has been a record-breaking year for sockeye salmon catches in Alaska's Bristol Bay region this year, an official said.

“We're approaching 27 million total run,” said Tim Sands, a state Department of Fish and Game area management biologist. “Our average run would be 9 million, so to be triple the average is amazing.”

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