Pink harvest slow as Alaska’s salmon catch tops 93 million

Published on
August 15, 2016

Alaska’s preliminary wild salmon forecast has reached 93 million fish, confirmed the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), but pink salmon catches have so far proved slow.

Through to 9 August, the total preliminary catch amounted to 51.6 million sockeye, 28.4 million pink, 11 million chum, 1.6 million coho, and 333,000 king salmon.

In a discussion paper, ADF&G highlighted that its forecast of 34 million pinks was below the 10-year average harvest of 38 million and that the warm sea …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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