Alaska pink salmon season eclipses record
Commercial harvest of wild pink salmon reached a record 163.5 million fish on 16 August, eclipsing the 2005 harvest of 161 million humpies, as Alaska seafood processors worked to deal with the massive volume of fish.
“It’s a wild year,” said Tom Sunderland, director of marketing for Ocean Beauty Seafoods in Seattle. “There’s something about the Alaska salmon business. It’s different every year and this year this is the surprise.
“We are doing all we can to deal with this volume of fish, which is surprising and unprecedented. We are working as hard as we can to process this fish,” he said.