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SE pink harvest higher than projected


PETERSBURG – Fishermen are ending this summer’s pink salmon season 10 million over the projected harvest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s (ADFG) harvest forecast was 22 million pinks and fishermen hauled in 32 million.

Sitka-based ADFG biologist Dan Gray said, “Just in terms of straight numbers, we had a pretty good year.”

This year’s harvest pales in comparison to last year’s record-breaking pink harvest where fishermen brought in some 85.5 million pinks. But a more apt comparison would be to past even-year harvests, since harvests have historically followed a weak e...

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