Alaska's statewide salmon catch tops 71 million fish with Bristol Bay haul nearly 70% above forecast
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Cordova Times] by Margaret Bauman - July 23, 2014
Statewide commercial harvests of wild salmon rose above 71 million fish on July 22, including nearly 29 million salmon in Bristol Bay, but Copper River sockeye prices were holding their own, despite the increasing competition.Full Story »
The preliminary harvest from the Copper River stood at over 2 million fish, including 1,998,000 sockeye, 42,000 chum, 10,000 kings, 2,000 pink and fewer than 1,000 silver salmon.
In Bristol Bay, also now peaked, the harvest through July 21 was 28,875,000 fish...