Alaska Salmon Catches Come in 15% Higher Overall Than Projected
The last weekly salmon update from ASMI marks the end of the 2021 season and the statewide catches were up by 15% compared to the preseason forecasts.
The biggest money making fish exceeded expectations the most. The haul of sockeye salmon topped 54 compared to the pre-season forecast of 46.5 million.
Similarly, the pink salmon catch of over 150 million swamped the prediction of just over 124 million humpies.
And although the run of chum salmon was disappointing, falling about four million short of the 11.5 million projection...
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