With the virus on the rise, Alaskans crowd rivers to stock up on wild salmon

Mother Jones | Aug 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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  • Restricted to state residents, these “personal use fisheries,” as they’re known in Alaska, are regulated fishing opportunities managed by state fish and game officials, who dictate when and where people can fish, what gear they can use, and how much they can harvest.
  • Still, fear of being laid off or facing empty grocery stores isn’t what brought him and his family to the sandy edge of the river this summer.