Alaska’s 2021 Salmon Catch Now Eighth Largest in Recent History
The latest data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show 210.4 million salmon caught so far this year, ranking 2021 as the 8th highest since 1975. There are only nine years where Alaska’s fishing industry brought in more than 200 million salmon. This year, so far, ranks just below 2007’s 212.62 million and well above 2019’s 204.4 million salmon caught.
This year’s total includes 144.3 million pink salmon, 53.93 million sockeye, 10.1 million chum, 1.8 million coho, and 224,000 Chinook landings. On a poundage basis, however, this year’s ...
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