Statewide salmon fishery doubles in value
November 4, 2021
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its preliminary figures for the total harvest and value of this year’s commercial salmon fishery.
233.8 million fish were harvested statewide, amounting to 858.5 million pounds, with a total worth of $643.9 million according to the release. The number of fish and total pounds harvested this year was the third highest on record.
This year’s harvest more than doubled the 116.8 million caught in 2020 and saw a 118% increase in total value from the $295.2 million recorded last year.
The 2021 estimated ex-vessel value of $643.9 million is also...