Another poor run forecast for Copper River king salmon

Following hot on the heels of a federal disaster declaration for Gulf of Alaska pink salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has issued a Copper River forecast for 2017 that anticipates this year’s king salmon run would tie 2016 as the lowest since 1980.

The 2017 king salmon run forecast of 29,000 fish is approximately 34,000 less than the 18-year average run of 63,000, said ADF&G.

Local reports have highlighted that the Copper River king salmon run is not much more th…

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