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.
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!