Weak pink salmon harvest predicted next year


November 25, 2021

Chart courtesy of ADF&G

The annual Southeast Alaska pink salmon harvest forecast compared to the actual harvest.

The 2022 pink salmon harvest is forecasted to be in the weak range in Southeast Alaska with an estimate of 16 million fish according to a report from NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

According to the report, the 2022 forecast is approximately half of the 10-year average harvest of 34 million pink salmon but is higher than the 8 million predicted in 2020, the last even year harvest.

Southeast Alaska Pink and Chum Salmon Project Leader Andy Piston said trawl surveys collected by the Southeast Alaska Coastal Monitoring (SECM) project in the northern Southeast inside w...

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