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.
A quick price uptick at BBay; AK scallop and golden king crab fisheries are up next.
AK salmon compete in a global market. All signs point to good demand.
Cordova and a salmon fleet topping 500 await the famous, first of the season reds and kings!
Salmon returning last year to their home hatcheries again accounted for nearly 1/3 of AK’s total catch and value.
Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries are underway; herring is up next – and the AK 2022 salmon forecast is out any day!
A run of 75 million Bristol Bay sockeye is expected next summer, 44% larger than the 10 year average and above the record of over 66 million fish.