Chilkat king escapement fails five of past six years

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Chilkat River king salmon escapement is the lowest on record despite this summer's unprecedented subsistence, sport and commercial fishing restrictions in Upper Lynn Canal and Haines area. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimated a return of 1,231 king salmon, well below 1,750 minimum needed to sustain the run, said Brian Elliott, a king stock assessment biologist with the agency....
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