Above average salmon harvest forecast for Alaska

Published on
May 18, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has forecast an above-average salmon harvest of 161.4 million salmon in 2016.

Based on the previous five and 10-year averages, after accounting for even/odd year pink salmon fluctuations, this would be the state's largest even-year harvest since 2010. The forecast is 4 percent above the combined 2015 forecast for sockeye, coho, and keta salmon and the 2014 pink salmon forecast.

Forecasts for coho and keta salmon are up compared to last year’…

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