Alaska pink salmon harvest hits stride
It’s that time of the year when pink salmon harvests are hitting their stride, and stand to boost Alaska’s overall salmon harvest, but with the catch standing at 71.3 million fish, there’s still a way to go to reach the forecast of 132.1 million fish.
Depending on how the pink salmon come in at Prince William Sound, Kodiak and Southeast Alaska, that is still a possibility though. Even with the forecast of the pink salmon harvest below the five-year average, it is a decent run, said Geron Bruce, deputy director of commercial fisheries at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Juneau.
As of 3 August, the latest compilation of salmon harvests by the state agency showed a harvest of 71.3 million salmon, compared with 58.7 million fish a week earlier.