Alaska Fishing Updates for September/October
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – As salmon season ends more fisheries get underway.
Salmon numbers continue to trickle in but the total catch won’t add up to much more than the 113 million fish taken so far. That’s about 85 percent of what state managers expected for the season.
Of that, over 45 million are sockeyes and 58 million are pinks. Landings of about two million cohos are the lowest since the mid-1970s and a 7.5 million chum salmon harvest is the weakest since 1979...
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