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Crab run outshines salmon harvest in SE


October 31, 2019

This year's salmon harvest came in below expectations in Southeast Alaska with a particularly bad chum salmon run, but the Dungeness crab fishery kept cannery crews and fishermen busy.

"It was a below average harvest for all species of salmon," said Troy Thynes, regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries with Alaska Fish and Game.

The coho salmon harvest came in at 1,673,000 in Southeast Alaska, while districts six and eight, the two districts around Mitkof Island and north of Wrangell Island, brought in 60,000 and 10,000 fish respectively. About 877,000 sockeye salmon were h...

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