Alaska salmon harvest exceeds forecast by 12 million fish

sockeye salmon

Drawing to a close, Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had reached 216.2 million fish by the end of week 37, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). 

The statewide take was originally forecast at 204 million salmon.

In terms of species, the catch so far comprises more than 52 million sockeye, 136.1 million pinks, 23.4 million chum, 4.4 million coho and 246,000 king salmon.

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