By Izzy Ross

Last year's surplus sockeye from Bristol Bay could compete with this year's catch


DILLINGHAM – Bristol Bay saw a record-breaking harvest of more than 60 million sockeye last summer. The fishery provided roughly two-thirds of the global sockeye supply. It also made up most of the state’s largest harvest on record, which was up 40% from the year before.

“That's a lot more fish to sell through the system,” said Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association’s executive director, Andy Wink, at a virtual presentation on market conditions last month.

The huge volume of sockeye from 2022 means companies are still selling off those fish, which has tamped down this year’s mark...

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