Photos courtesy of Patrice Kohl, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Alaska Department of Fish and Game technician Ronda McGrady watches the department’s fish wheel scoop salmon from the Kenai River at the sockeye salmon counter site at mile 19 of the river Monday. She and technician Jerry Strait were at the fish wheel Monday to measure and take scale samples. The technicians are tasked with measuring and sampling 10 percent of the run. A record-breaking 230,643 sockeyes were counted in the river Sunday.