SE harvests 532,000 salmon this season to date


Troy Thynes

For this season, about 532,000 salmon have been commercially harvested in the Southeast Alaska region, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Blue Sheet that is updated daily.

Chum salmon make up a major portion of that number at 205,000 harvested. About 163,000 pink salmon have been harvested so far, with 80,000 Chinook salmon harvested. Coho and sockeye salmon have the lowest numbers at 31,000 and 53,000 harvested this season respectively.

The gillnet fisheries began opening up last month. Gillnet fishermen generally target sockeye salmon, but also catch hatchery chum salmon...

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