ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

The Coast Guard says a sunken fishing boat has been removed from a major river that supplies Bristol Bay sockeye salmon.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the Lone Star was refloated from the Igushik River and is being towed to Dutch Harbor by a tug and two support vessels

The Lone Star sank in June near Dillingham. It was carrying 35,000 pounds of fish plus 14,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 250 gallons of gasoline and 300 gallons of other petroleum.

Salvage efforts began June 30 but were not successful.

The boat over the summer leaked diesel and the Department of Fish and Game shut down a setnet fishery and a drift fishery.

Inclement weather has hampered the tow. The boat is expected to reach Dutch Harbor next week.