Monday, November 4, 2013

'Average' pink salmon catch forecast for Southeast

A new forecast calls for an "average" harvest of 22 million pink salmon in 2014 in Southeast Alaska.

"An actual harvest of 22 million pink salmon would be well below the recent 10-year average of 41 million pink salmon, but is close to the average harvest over the past five even years," the forecast says.

Southeast is one of Alaska's top-producing pink salmon regions.

Generally, odd years produce bigger catches. The 2013 harvest was the biggest ever in Southeast at 89.2 million pinks.

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