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The daily bag and possession limit for the Upper Copper River Draining sport fishing limit for sockeye salmon has been increased to six fish for the remainder of the season. The change went into effect at midnight Friday night.

Fish & Game says the sustainable escapement goal for sockeye salmon in the Copper River drainage is 360,000–750,000 fish. As of July 14, the Miles Lake sonar cumulative count was 862,165 salmon. The 2019 sockeye salmon escapement is expected to exceed the upper bound of the sustainable escapement goal.

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