Big Sockeye Runs, Struggling Kings Creates Complicated Balancing Act for Bristol Bay Managers
Fifty-one million sockeye are forecast to return to Bristol Bay this summer.
If that holds, commercial fishermen will be able to harvest around 37 million reds. That’s 13% more than the average harvests of the past decade.
But concerns remain about the numbers of chinook salmon in the Nushagak District on the west side of Bristol Bay — leaving biologists managing the fishery with a complicated balancing act...
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