Alaska Salmon Catches Break 105 Million Fish Mark But Pinks Still Below Expectations
The latest catch numbers out of Alaska show just over 105.5 million salmon have been landed as of August 4. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s forecasted 213.4 milion salmon will likely not be reached this year, but it was a banner year for sockeye and very good for Chinook, a species that has shown disappointing returns in recent years.
A total of 211,000 Chinook have been landed to date, compared to a pre-season forecast of 250,000 fish.
The harvest pace on all species, Garrett ...
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