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In pictures: Three hours to catch sockeye salmon on the Fraser

Hundreds of boats crowded the mouth of the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver Monday afternoon for a three-hour window for fishing

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Fisherman Roy Jantunen drops his net into the Fraser River in New Westminster, B.C., during the three-hour opening of the sockeye fishery on August, 11, 2014.

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Kirsten Jantunen records the day's catch while her dad tries to locate a nearby fish packer at the end of the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery off of New Westminster, B.C.

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Roy Jantunen pilots his boat Finnboy while fishing for sockeye salmon during a three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery off of New Westminster, B.C.

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Commercial salmon fishing boats jockey for position on the Fraser River near New Westminster, B.C., while waiting for the 3 p.m. start time for the three-hour opening of the sockeye fishery.

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Kirsten Jantunen throws a sockeye salmon into the hatch during the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery near New Westminster, B.C., on August 11, 2014.

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A sockeye salmon is brought on board Finnboy during the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery near New Westminster, B.C.

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Sockeye salmon in a hatch on board Finnboy during the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery near, New Westminster, B.C.

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Roy Jantunen pilots his boat Finnboy back to his dock after fishing for sockeye salmon during a three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery near New Westminster, B.C.

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Fisherman Roy Jantunen passes a sockeye salmon to his daughter Kirsten during the three-hour opening of the sockeye fishery in New Westminster, B.C.

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Kirsten Jantunen throws a sockeye salmon into the hatch during the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery in the waters off New Westminster, B.C.

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Fisherman Roy Jantunen watches the Fraser River near New Westminster, B.C., while his net soaks during the three-hour opening of the sockeye fishery.

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A record of Roy Jantunen's catch is kept aboard his boat Finnboy in New Westminster, B.C., during the three-hour opening of the sockeye fishery.

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Kirsten and Roy Jantunen throw sockeye salmon into the hatch during the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery off New Westminster, B.C. , on August, 11, 2014.

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A 2014 Fraser River sockeye license is seen on Finnboy while Kirsten Jantunen places a fish into the hatch during the three-hour opening of the Fraser River sockeye fishery in New Westminster, B.C.

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