Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Smaller salmon harvest expected this year

The Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a 2012 commercial salmon catch of 132.1 million fish.

That would be 25 percent lower than last year's catch of 177.1 million.

The difference is a smaller projected pink salmon catch. Pinks are the smallest and least valuable of Alaska's five commercially harvested salmon species, but the most numerous.


Anonymous said...

How about 25% more for our fish.

Anonymous said...

Salmon Bycatch is catching up.

Anonymous said...

I thought you just meant that all the salmon will be smaller.