Commercial fishermen in Dawson City are taking advantage of an early run of chinook salmon. They caught more than a thousand of the fish last week during a four-day opening.
Fisheries managers will allow another four-day opening this week.
Jerry Couture, a Dawson fisherman, says there may be enough fish for everyone. "It's okay probably not quite as strong as last year, but still looks like an okay run coming over the border."
"We'll probably be able to have a commercial fishery in addition to the First Nation and other fisheries, and still be able to meet our escapement goal."
First Nation fishing at Dawson City started early this year with the first chinook catch reported on June 21.
The current commercial opening ends at noon Thursday. Fisheries managers say they'll re-assess the run after reviewing the latest catch numbers.