Wednesday, February 17, 2010
State predicts smaller salmon catch this year
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a statewide commercial salmon catch this year of 138 million fish, or 15 percent fewer than the 162.5 million taken in 2009.
A big reason for the decrease is the expectation of a smaller pink salmon harvest, the department says.
Here's the full forecast.
For a quick regional overview, check out this one-pager.