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Alaska expects sizable salmon harvest in Bristol Bay


April 19, 2018

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — This season’s salmon harvest in Bristol Bay is looking to be a sizable one.

Alaska officials project the sockeye salmon run to be 51.3 million fish, not far off from last season’s return of 56.5


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game expects 37.6 million fish to be potentially available for commercial harvest when the bay’s salmon season begins on June 1, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Thursday.

The bay’s harvest of sockeye salmon last season was 37.7 million. In 2016, the catch was lower with 37.3 million and run of 51.4 million fish.

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