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Fisherman challenge EEZ closure

The closure affects an area of Cook Inlet from south of Kalgin Island to about Anchor Point

Local fishermen are pushing back against the looming closure of Cook Inlet’s federal waters to commercial salmon fishing

  • Ashlyn O’Hara
  • Homer News

The closure, scheduled to take effect Dec. 3, would close waters called the Exclusive Economic Zone, or EEZ, that run from south of Kalgin Island to about Anchor Point.

It’s the fishing ground used by many of Cook Inlet’s drift fleet.

Wes Humbyrd, of Homer, started commercial fishing in the 1960s and said the closure of Cook Inlet’s federal waters to commercial salmon fishing will…

He’s one of…

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