ADF&G Forecasts 2020 Return of 48 Million Sockeye for Bristol Bay: a Harvest of 34.5 Million
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released their 2020 forecast for a 48.95 million sockeye salmon total run, which would allow for a “potential total harvest of 36.91 million fish -- 34.56 million in Bristol Bay and 2.35 million fish in the South Peninsula fisheries,” last Friday.
The return is 6% larger than the most recent 10-year average of Bristol Bay total runs (45.9 million) and 29% greater than the long-term (1963–2019) average of 34.6 million fish.
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