By Anna Laffrey
Ketchikan Daily News 

Southeast seiners could double pre-season pink harvest estimate


August 9, 2023

Southeast Alaska commercial seine fishermen are blazing past pink salmon catch estimates that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted for the summer season.

Fish and Game in May forecast that seine fishermen would harvest about 19 million pink salmon across Southeast this summer. Bo Meredith, who manages Ketchikan-area commercial fisheries for Fish and Game, said on Aug. 4 that seiners already have likely caught 19 million since the season opened in early July, with more than a month of pink season still to come.

The Southeast seine fishery will operate on a two-days-on/two-days-of...

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