Alaska salmon harvest approaches 200 million fish


Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 stood at almost 199 million fish by the end of week 34, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

In terms of species, the catch to date comprised 51.7 million sockeye, 121.9 million pinks, 21.7 million chum, 3.4 million coho and 243,000 king salmon.

So far, 39.3 million fish have come from the Bristol Bay area, including 37.7 million sockeye and 1.4 milli…

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