Norton Sound Gets a Pink Salmon Fishery, Pinks are Following the Food
A small fleet of Norton Sound purse seiners will test the waters for a new pink salmon fishery this summer. Pink returns to the region’s rivers have skyrocketed in recent years to well over 10 million fish. It will be a first experiment for seine gear and humpies so far North. For the pink salmon, fish managers say it’s all about the food.
“They're definitely the colonizers, for sure. And I've had calls from people on the North Slope asking about pink salmon fisheries up there because...
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