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The Anchorage Daily News reports that the first Upper Kenai River subsistence fishery authorized by the Federal Subsistence Board was "fairly quiet." 108 Ninilchik area residents received permits and only 410 sockeye were harvested.

A number of factors may have contributed to the less-than-expected harvest, including confusion about the new opportunity, difficulty of access, smaller salmon runs, and some opportunities closer to home.

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