Alaska Fishing Updates for August 2020
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Some upswings in salmon and updates on more Alaska fisheries.
Good pink salmon catches at Kodiak, Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet contributed the bulk of the nearly 10 million pinks taken over the last week. That’s pushed Alaska’s total salmon catch over the 90 million mark. That’s about 65% of the 132 million salmon target for 2020.
In other fisheries – Southeast’s summer Dungeness crab fishery will close August 15 after a two month opener. A few million pounds should come out of that fishery. A second opener for shrimp has beam trawlers back out on the water. A lingcod fishery is ongoing in parts of Southeast and Prince William Sound.
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