Alaska sport fishing groups fight boost to hatchery production

In a long-fought battle in Alaska fisheries, private nonprofit hatcheries release hundreds of millions of juvenile pink salmon each year into Prince William Sound. The hatcheries create a massive fishery that’s important to commercial fishermen. But fishermen as far away as the Kenai Peninsula and even the Yukon River worry that the flood of hatchery fish from Prince William Sound are killing the natural salmon stocks by competing with them for food.

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