Alaska’s commercial wild salmon catch for 2017 was nearing 207 million fish by the end of week 35, according to the latest in-season harvest figures compiled by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), meaning the statewide take has now surpassed the 204 million forecast.

In terms of species, the catch to date comprised 51.8 million sockeye, 129.1 million pinks, 22 million chum, 3.7 million coho and 245,000 king salmon.

The contribution from the Bristol Bay area…