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Weak pink salmon harvest predicted in 2019


November 22, 2018

The Southeast Alaska (SEAK) pink salmon harvest in 2019 is predicted to be in the weak range with a point estimate of 18 million fish (80% confidence interval: 15–26 million fish). The categorical ranges of pink salmon harvest in SEAK were formulated from the 20th, 40th, 60th, and 80th percentiles of historical harvest over the 59-year period 1960–2018.

In past years, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories (NOAA) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) produced separate pink salmon harvest forecasts for Southeast Alaska. The two agencies are in...

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