Purse seine task force shows below average run for pink salmon harvest


December 13, 2018

Pilot file photo

The F/V Commander in Crawfish Inlet on Baranof Island, following a dismal pink salmon year in September.

At a Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Task Force meeting on Nov. 28, members from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave a detailed run down of the pink salmon seine harvest from the 2018 season showing a below average year for the Petersburg-Wrangell, Sitka and Ketchikan areas.

The Petersburg-Wrangell purse seine areas include Districts 5, 6, 7 and 9. The 2018 harvest shows pink salmon coming in below the average annual harvest consistently throughout the four Districts. Between Kuiu Island and Etolin Island in District 5, there were 98,916 pink salmon harvested, which is about four times...

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