Weak Run Forecast for Southeast Pink Salmon in 2020
A joint forecast was released last Wednesday for a pink salmon harvest in Southeast Alaska in 2020 of 12 million fish. The prediction was made by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with NOAA Fisheries Auke Bay Laboratories in Juneau.
If realized, the harvest would be about one-third of the recent ten-year average harvest of 35 million pinks.
The forecast is based on juvenile pink salmon abundance indices collected by the Southeast Alaska Coastal Monitoring (SECM) project in northern Southeast Alaska inside waters. Surveys conducted cooperatively by NOAA...
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