Photos: Salmon dipnetters converge at the mouth of the Kenai River

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Hundreds of Alaskans yarned the banks at the mouth of the Kenai River for the sockeye salmon dipnet fishery on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Kenai. The fishery, which got underway Monday, has averaged a net of about 350,000 sockeyes annually among about 30,000 permit holders. The personal-use fishery is activate to Alaska residents with sportfishing licenses only. Military fellows stationed in Alaska for at least one year may also fish.

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Marc Lester is a multimedia anchorwoman for Alaska Dispatch News.

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