A slower-than-expected Alaska sockeye season put a dent in the plans of the region’s fishermen and processors, but not enough to ruin the year.

A low sockeye catch in Bristol Bay — traditionally the area that produces the vast majority of Alaska's sockeye — forced producers to scramble to amend their sales and marketing plans when the run didn't materialize as forecast. Through 2 September, just under 22.2 million sockeye had been caught in Bristol Bay — but the run was projected for 28…