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216. The fish that didn’t get away

BRISTOL BAY BRIMS WITH SALMON DURING THE RUN

THE MASS OF SALMON IS invisible under the calm surface of the water—at least at first. Put out a net, however, and everything changes. “It absolutely erupts,” says Corey Arnold, a photographer who also works as a commercial fisherman during the summer sockeye run in Bristol Bay, Alaska. “They come in like a wall.”

These days the hardest thing about fishing for salmon, Arnold says, is being careful not to catch so many that your boat sinks. His experience is borne out by hard data: the Alaska department

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