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Fish Factor

 


Salmon takes center stage each summer but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue.

For salmon, total catches by July 8 were nearing 28 million fish, of which 10 million were sockeyes, primarily from Bristol Bay. Last week marked the catch of the two billionth sockeye from the Bay since the fishery began in 1884. Other salmon highlights: Southeast trollers wrapped up their summer Chinook fishery on July 5 taking 158,000 kings in just eight days. The Chinook catch is strictly limited by a U.S. and Canada treaty, and for only the third summer in 15 years, troller...



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