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Copper River Kings Running Few

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Craig Springer
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Copper River king salmon run is lagging well behind projection. State upriver management biologist Mark Sommerville says the Chinook return is hard to track, but that several indicators are now pointing to a much weaker than anticipated return.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.