Hope Fades for Big Pink, Chum SalmonYear in Alaska
Catches in Alaska now total 97.4 milion salmon, still below what was hoped for at this time to achieve Alaska Department of Fish and Game's 2019 forecast of 213.2 million. Pink salmon fishing is ongoing but hope for large runs is waning in Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska.
The numbers now, before the coho season is underway or pink salmon seining is completed, tell a less than exhuberent message. Compared to 137.8 million pink salmon forecast, only 35 million have been landed to date. That is comprised of 12 million...
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