Photos: A day at the Kenai River dipnet fishery

Every year, thousands of Alaskans spend a slice of their summer with big nets in the waters at the mouth of the Kenai River. The mission: to catch some of the abundant sockeye salmon for their own consumption. The dipnet fishery is one of several around the region that allow Alaskans to harvest protein and stock up for the coming months.

The Kenai dipnet fishery opened this year on July 10 and will run through the end of the month.

Anne Raup

Multimedia editor Anne Raup has been with ADN for 26 years, both as a staff shooter and an editor.