Southeast Chinook harvest quota up
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced yesterday a 2014 Southeast Alaska Chinook salmon all gear harvest quota of 439,400 fish.
Those fish fall under the Pacific Salmon Treaty—non-Alaska-hatchery produced Chinook.
“The quota is based on the forecast of aggregate abundance of Pacific Coast Chinook salmon stocks originating from river systems in the area subject to management under the treaty, which stretches from Cape Suckling, Alaska to Cape Falcon, Oregon,” an ADFG press release states.
ADFG officials stated the actual 2013 Chinook run last year far exceeded forecas...