Salmon catch third largest, third most valuable since 1975


November 10, 2021

It’s a fish trifecta for Alaska’s 2021 salmon season.

The fishery produced the third-highest catch, fish poundage and value on record dating back to 1975.

According to preliminary harvests and values by region from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the catch of nearly 234 million salmon had a dockside value of almost $644 million, and weighed in at 858.5 million pounds.

That compares to 117 million salmon harvested in 2020, valued at just over $295 million and a combined weight of 517.5 million pounds.

All regions saw salmon earnings double or nearly triple from last year, except for the...

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