Alaska expects smaller harvest

Published on
April 29, 2016

Could Alaska be in line for a smaller salmon harvest this year? Last year, commercial fishermen caught 268 million salmon, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, but scientists are anticipating just 161 million salmon to be harvested this year, a decline of almost 40 percent.

This reduction is mainly due to fewer pink salmon expected to return after a strong year last year. Biologists reckon pinks tend to have a strong year and then follow it up with a weaker harvest.

Of the 161 …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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