By Anna Laffrey
Ketchikan Daily News 

Last year's Southeast salmon harvest was 69% of 10-year average

State predicts weak pink harvest this year at half 10-year average


April 26, 2023

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this month that commercial salmon fishermen across all gear groups caught a total 31.7 million salmon in Southeast Alaska during 2022.

Last year's all-species harvest was low, Fish and Game reported. The 2022 catch amounts to 69% of the average harvest over the past 10 years of 46.1 million salmon.

The Southeast salmon harvest has been erratic in the past few years. The 2022 catch of 31.7 million was about half of the 2021 catch of 58.9 million and about double the 2020 catch of 14.6 million salmon.

Fish and Game attributes some of the change in...

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