Fish Factor: Southeast halfway to projected pink salmon catch
August 12, 2021
Alaska’s salmon landings have passed the season’s midpoint and by Aug. 7 the statewide catch had topped 116 million fish. State managers are calling for a projected total 2021 harvest of 190 million salmon, a 61% increase over 2020.
Most of the salmon being caught now are pinks, with Prince William Sound topping the list at 35 million humpies, well over the projection of 25 million.
Pink salmon catches at Kodiak remained sluggish at just over three million so far, out of a forecast calling for more than 22 million.
Southeast was seeing a slight uptick, with pink catches nearing 14 milli...