Salmon harvest down from last year


November 12, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Boats at rest in Wrangell's boatyard.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released preliminary data on state salmon harvests for 2020. Information for Southeast Alaska shows that only half as many fish were hauled in this year compared to last year.

2020 data shows that 14,301,964 salmon were harvested this year, totaling a little over 74 million pounds. The estimated ex vessel value for this harvest is about $50 million. This is a major decrease from 2019 numbers, reported at about 32 million fish, 163 million pounds, and almost $102 million in ex vessel value. This is a decrease of roughly 50 percent of value, 44 percent...

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