SE Pink harvest beats ADF&G predictions
The Southeast Alaska 2012 season’s pink salmon catch was less than half of last year’s but a little higher than expected.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted an all year harvest of 17 million and came in at around 20 million, 19 million of which were caught by the seine fleet.
According to Fish and Game Commercial Fisheries Coordinator Biologist Bill Davidson, the runs have been coming in weak in the even years and strong in the odd since 2006 and this year is no exception to the historical rule.
“We are a little above forecast,” Davidson said. “But we are in line wit...