Final Wrap up of Alaska’s 2019 Salmon Season
A few hundred thousand more salmon will likely trickle but it’s pretty much a wrap for the 2019 season which ranks as the 8th largest catch on record. The statewide harvest has topped 201 million salmon, 94 percent of the preseason prediction https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/FedAidPDFs/SP19-07.pdf.
The sockeye catch of over 55 million topped expectations by 33 percent, or about 14 million fish, and is the fourth-largest ever.
Bristol Bay accounted for 78 percent of that total and at a value of $306.5 million is the most valuable harvest on record...
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