Alaska Salmon Update, Mid-August
Alaska’s statewide salmon catch is approaching 131 million fish with pinks and sockeyes making up 90 percent of the total.
While the statewide 2019 sockeye harvest is on track to be the fourth largest on record – thanks to a 43 million fish haul at Bristol Bay – with a few exceptions, catches for all other salmon are lagging in most regions.
Statistical week number 32 is an important point as it often marks the peak or drop off point of some species.
In a typical year, three percent of the annual sockeye harvest occurs after...
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