Alaska’s summer salmon season ends
Alaska’s summer salmon harvest looks like it’s going to come in at less than 160 million fish, shy of the 175-million-fish pre-season projection.
The main reason behind the year’s lower-than-anticipated catch is a lack of pinks.
Landings of pinks stood at about 93 million in late September, about 20 million less that what was forecasted.
The shortfall is a result of low returns in Prince William Sound, which was expected to bring in 40 million fish and instead only saw 16.5 million fish…