Crawfish Inlet catch sets single day statewide record


September 6, 2018

The purse seine fleet set a single day chum salmon catch record for the entire state with a haul of over 980,000 chum salmon taken at Crawfish Inlet south of Sitka on Thursday, Aug. 30 according to Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) manager Steve Reifenstuhl. Seiners took 1.13 million fish in two openings.

In a year where the pink salmon catch has been said to be the worst since 1976, Reifenstuhl said Tuesday many boats doubled their season income in one day.

The manager added, “Crawfish Inlet will top 2.5 million fish; more than three times the forecast of 680,000 fis...

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