by The Associated Press
Friday, June 18, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- King salmon are running late in the Yukon River, where the return has failed to meet the demand from Alaska villagers or international treaty obligations with Canada the past three years.
State and federal fishery managers say it's too early to tell how this year's chinook run will size up after king salmon started showing up in the Yukon River late last week.
The first kings were caught in test nets at the mouth of the river on June 9, and first detected at a sonar counter at Pilot Station, about 120 miles upriver, on June 11.