Eight million pinks landed at South Alaska Peninsula in June

The biggest fish story for Alaska’s salmon season so far is the early plug of pinks at the South Alaska Peninsula.

By June 28, over 8 million pink salmon were taken there out of a statewide catch of just over 8.5 million. Previously, a catch of 2.5 million pinks at the South Peninsula in 2016 was the record for June and last year’s catch was just 1.7 million Managers at the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game at Sand Point said at this pace, this month’s catch could near 10 million pinks.

“It’s unheard of, really,” ADF&G’s Elisabeth Fox told KDLG radio.

Typically, pink salmon return to the South Pen...


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