This summer has been a mixed bag of salmon highs and lows. Copper River started the salmon season with a huge record breaking run of sockeye. Bristol Bay has met many expectations, but the lack of a price jump puts a damper on a successful season. However, King salmon returns are poor. In Kenai, the failiure of the natural king run was considered a disaster. Southeast Alaskan trollers have suffered from the lack of kings, as well. Prince William Sound is the next big show. A huge run of pink salmon is predicted for this year and many boats are still waiting. In southeast Alaska, harvests are expected to be low, but the value and abundance of chum salmon has added some real economic diversity to fishermen. The summer is salmon is almost over, but the real story will still unfold. Will the pinks show up? Read on for more details of the state of salmon this summer.
- Fishing for Kenai king salmon shut down (juneauempire.com)
- Southeast Salmon | Juneau’s Amalga Harbor Heats Up The Fleet (juneautek.com)
- Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon (juneauempire.com)
- Big Red: The Season for Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Is Here (prweb.com)
- Southeast Salmon | Seining For Tsunami Debris (juneautek.com)