Alaska’s Copper River Season Off to Very Slow Start
In the week since the Copper River season began, only 30,360 salmon have been landed in the two openers last week: 24,440 sockeye and 5,520 Chinook. An additional 400 chum salmon were also harvested.
Last week’s two openers yielded similar totals, both far from pre-season expectations. On Monday, May 16,2,700 Chinook and 12,800 sockeye salmon were reported. This compares to a projected harvest of 20,700 sockeye salmon for that period.
On Thursday, May 19, another 12-hour opener brought 2,700 Chinook and 11,700 sockeye salmon to market, compared to...Full Story »