AK Snapshot: Sockeye Salmon Strong in Bristol Bay and Upper Cook Inlet, Pinks Showing Up in PWS
Numbers are rising quickly as statewide salmon landings have passed the 56 million mark now, reaching 30% of the pre-season forecast of 190 million salmon.
In Bristol Bay, another year of surprises as the statisticians and biologists monitor the return. Looking just at the strength of the run in Bristol Bay — catch and escapement numbers — this year is solidly 21% above what is expected as of July 10 for a run equal to the preseason forecast.
But that forecast got increased a ...
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