Commercial fishermen can expect to net 1.18 million sockeye salmon and 9,200 Chinook this season at the famed Copper River.
That's according to this forecast just out from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
If the forecast holds true, it would represent considerable improvement over the lackluster 2010 season, at least with respect to sockeye.
Copper River gillnetters last year caught 635,968 sockeye and 9,654 Chinook, this season summary says.
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