Sockeye salmon bonanza overruns Alaskan canneries

Unlike other areas of the state where salmon runs have lagged, millions and millions of sockeye are pouring into Bristol Bay.

Normally that's a glorious thing for commercial fishermen.

But many gillnetters are livid and are flooding the governor's office with angry calls.

They're upset that processing companies are buying only limited catches, or suspending purchases altogether.

The problem is that canneries are plugged with fish landed earlier in the week.

Until plant workers can clear the glut, hundreds of commercial fishermen must trim their catches or pull in their nets entirely -- just as the fishing is getting hot.

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