Alaska Salmon Catch at 90% of Pre-Season Forecasts, Chinook Above Prediction
Pink salmon landings have tapered significantly this week following two unexpectedly high-catch weeks in late August. Total landings statewide now stand at 122.7 million pink salmon, about 89% of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s pre-season forecast of 137.8 million. About half that amount has been landed in the last few weeks, late by a week or so compared to historical timing.
Nearly 12 million pinks were harvested last week, the second-strongest volume for statistical week 35 in ...
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