Salmon Harvests in PWS and Copper River Strong, Pre-Season Showing in Chignik Worrisome
Harvest and escapement statistics from the Copper River and Prince William Sound are above preseason forecasts, but Chignik’s early showing of salmon past the weir are significantly below forecasts. Meanwhile, the Port Moller Test Fishery, the best indication of what’s ahead for Bristol Bay, is just starting to gather numbers.
Cumulative harvest for sockeye in Area E, Prince William Sound and the Copper River, was 694,000 reds as of June 6. Harvest from the 48-hour Copper River District period that began on June 6 is...
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