Southeast pink salmon harvest rises above preseason forecast

The 2022 Southeast Alaska salmon harvest is estimated to number 29.6 million fish, mostly comprised of 17.6 million wild stock pink salmon, according to Troy Thynes, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries.

Though the pink salmon harvest was only 53% of the recent 10-year average, it was above the preseason estimate of 16 million fish.

"The pink salmon in Southeast have been on a strong odd year, even cycle for probably almost the past 15 years or so, and so this year compared with the parent year, the last even year in 2020, was much b...


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