Harvest forecast calls for 25.01 million reds at Bristol Bay; 1.10 million at the South Peninsula.
Tanner stock looks like it will sustain a fishery into 2025; another large recruitment also appears on the radar!
The 2024 sockeye projection for Bristol Bay would be well below the 10 year average.
Higher pink catches but a reduction for reds.
Outlook is grim for all salmon species except sockeyes.
All fishing regions have reduced halibut catches for 2023 except for the west coast states.
AK’s biggest fisheries begin in January; forecasts for 2023 are coming in almost daily.
Lots of uncertainty about halibut catch numbers for 2023.
AK salmon season picks up with sockeyes still driving the push.
The Bay sockeye salmon harvest is more likely to be in the 40 to 50 million range.