Pink Harvest Slowing, Exceeds 31-Million

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The Kodiak area pink salmon catch is definitely on the downswing. 

Sunday, 800,000 pinks were harvested, putting the season catch over the 30-million mark, while over a half-million were taken on Monday.

But the deliveries are clearly tapering off. Tuesday, about 115,000 humpies were brought in, followed by almost 36,000 Wednesday, and nearly 90,000 yesterday. 

According to Fish and Game figures released this morning, the pink harvest stands at 31,195,303. That far out-strips the pre-season estimate range of 9.8–million to 19.5-million for the Kodiak Management Area.

The all-species harvest is 34,894,748 as of yesterday’s harvest reports. That includes about 2.7-million reds, 735,000 chum, 301,000 silvers and 7,600 kings.

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