Chum Salmon Catches Lackluster, a Bust in Southeast Alaska
A poor showing of chum, or keta, salmon is one of the season’s biggest fish flops for Alaska fishermen this summer.
Alaska managers predicted a record harvest of 29 million fish, but under 14 million have been taken so far.
The bulk of the 2019 catch – 18 million - was supposed to come from Southeast Alaska but fewer than four million were landed through August 26.
“It looks like our overall chum harvest is going to be quite poor this year.
Andrew Piston is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s...
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