Pink salmon harvest volume exceeds preseason forecast with lower value


October 12, 2023

Commercial salmon fishing in Southeast is mostly finished for the year and the volume of salmon caught far exceeded expectations, but due to low prices, the value of the harvest fell short of recent years.

Troy Thynes, Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s (ADF&G) regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries, told the Pilot that this season was “actually a pretty good year” in terms of total number of fish.

The preliminary total estimated number of fish currently stands at 65,737,799 salmon for the region, most of that being 47,643,831 pink salmon, which Thynes expects will “end up...

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