Alaska Fish Factor
State managers predict total Alaska salmon catch will be 84% higher than 2018
June 20, 2019
Salmon dominates the summer fishing headlines but it’s among many other fisheries going on throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea.
Alaska’s salmon season has gotten off to a mixed start, with strong catches in some regions over the past month and dismal hauls in others.
Good harvests have continued at the Copper River and more recently throughout Prince William Sound. That’s not been the case at Kodiak, Cook Inlet and Chignik where fishing is off to a very slow start.
Trollers are targeting Chinook salmon in Southeast, and other salmon fisheries are popping up all over that regi...