Sockeye catches at Bristol Bay topping one million fish seven days straight


“Unprecedented” is how fishery managers are describing sockeye catches at Bristol Bay, which topped one million fish for seven days straight at the Nushagak district last week and neared the two million mark on several days.

By July 9, Alaska’s statewide sockeye salmon catch was approaching 32 million, of which more than 25 million came from Bristol Bay. The only other region getting good sockeye catches was the Alaska Peninsula where nearly 4.6 million reds were landed so far. 

The Alaska Peninsula also was far ahead of all other regions for pink salmon catches with over 3.3 million...

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