Fish Factor

Bristol Bay sockeye salmon catch nears 20 million fish

 


The red salmon catch at Bristol Bay is on its way to 20 million fish and will very likely go higher, due to a strong run of more than 30 million fish. The reds were still surging into the region’s five big rivers and should serve to boost the harvest beyond the forecast of nearly 22 million fish.

With all the salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay? The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon.

Bristol Bay’s rivers are home to the largest red salmon runs in the world. Sockeye is by far A...



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