Salmon Update, Big Pay Day at Bristol Bay
Alaska’s total salmon harvest has topped 200 million fish in an up and down season that finally panned out to be a good one.
Managers predicted a total catch this year at 213 million fish. Salmon showed up in fits and starts for most of the summer and until last week at least one million Alaska salmon were landed for 13 weeks in a row.
The sockeye catch exceeded 55 million - the fifth year in a row that Alaska’s harvest topped 50 million reds...
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