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Fish Factor: Robust return of salmon to hatcheries in 2021 paid...

Salmon returning home to Alaska hatcheries again accounted for nearly one-third of the 2021 statewide catch for commercial fishermen at 64 million fish. It was the 8th largest hatchery homecoming since 1977 and at a payout of $142 million, the salmon produced 25% of the overall value at the Alaska docks.

Copper River District sockeye returns too weak to open fishery

After a valiant commercial start that yielded far below the forecast in sockeyes and Chinooks, the Copper River salmon fishery has been closed pending a boost in the sonar count, leaving harvesters wondering when the next opener will come.

Salmon forecast looks pretty encouraging

In the wake of a 2018 fishing season that left many scraping to get through the winter, forecasts for the upcoming commercial season bode...

GOA expedition seeks to understand climate change impact on salmon

An international expedition focused on better understanding how climate change is impacting salmon in the Gulf of Alaska is underway through mid-March, with a...

Warm water was big driver in historically low harvest

In a year woefully down on commercial salmon harvests, the Copper River catch proved the second lowest in 100 years, while the statewide catch...

Silvers still running as season ebbs

Those silvers just keep on coming.As September and the commercial season for wild salmon harvests ebbs, fishermen are still harvesting coho salmon in the...

Statewide harvest was 31 percent below forecast

For many engaged in fisheries, it’s been a challenging year, as confirmed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s new report that the...

PWS salmon harvest nears 24M

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound are edging closer to the 24 million fish mark, with the catch to date still way behind...

Slow going toward the 39M harvest forecast

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound topped the 15.4 million mark through July 31, up by three million fish over the previous week,...

Fish Factor: Season may be a bust for most harvesters

Alaska’s salmon fisheries continue to lag alarmingly in several regions, with overall catches down by a third from the same time last year.The single...
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