Hatcheries Again Make Huge Contribution to Alaska Salmon Catch
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
Last year, nearly 31 million salmon that got their start in Alaska hatcheries were caught in commercial fisheries, or 27% of the statewide harvest of mostly pinks and chums.. The dockside value of $69 million made up 23% of the total salmon value.
Overall, the 2020 hatchery return was 34 million fish fell short of the forecast of 52 million fish.
That’s according to the annual salmon enhancement report by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game...
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