Commercial salmon harvest in Alaska creeps up by a further 2 million fish

Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 had reached 218.9 million fish by the end of week 38, an increase of 2.7 million compared to the total posted in the previous week despite entering the season’s final weeks, 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 52.1 million sockeye, …

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