Alaska salmon harvest tops 213 million fish
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.
The contribution from…