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.
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.