Alaska Fishing Updates for August 2019
Alaska’s salmon catches range from the ridiculous at places like Southeast and Chignik – to the sublime at Bristol Bay.
The statewide harvest by yesterday was nearing 105 million salmon, more than half - 53 million – are sockeyes. Of that, 43 million of the reds are from Bristol Bay, the second largest catch in its history. Most processors have now posted a base price of $1.35 for Bay sockeyes, not including nice bonuses for chilling, bleeding and more.
The statewide pink catch so far has just topped 40 million...
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