Record year for sockeye in Bristol Bay district

FAIRBANKS (AP) - It has been a record-breaking year for sockeye salmon catches in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region this year, an official said.

“We’re approaching 27 million total run,” Tim Sands, a state Department of Fish and Game area management biologist said of the Nushagak District.

“Our average run would be 9 million, so to be triple the average is amazing.”

The region has experienced numerous record-breaking days.

The all-time record for catch in the Nushagak District on one day was more than 1.7 million set on June 30. “Then the very next day we broke it again at 1.8 million,” Sands said....

 

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