Alaska salmon harvest tops 213 million fish

Published on
September 12, 2017
Alaska salmon harvest

Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had exceeded 213 million fish by the end of week 36, 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 to date comprised almost 52 million sockeye, 134.4 million pinks, 22.5 million chum, nearly 4 million coho and 246,000 king salmon.

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Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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