After record sockeye harvest, Bristol Bay focusing on getting fish to market

Bristol Bay's salmon fleet at work.

With a record sockeye season in the books for Bristol Bay, industry players are now focusing on getting this year’s harvest to market.

Preliminary data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) recorded a run of 79 million fish – 8 percent over the preseason forecast of 73.4 million fish. The fishery caught 60.1 million sockeye salmon, surpassing the previous record of 44.3 million sockeye set in 1995.

“I was pretty amazed this year that the fish came in such large numbers,” …

Photo courtesy of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association

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