The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its 2017 review for salmon harvest in the Kodiak Management Area.
According to the report, the total 2017 area wide commercial harvest of roughly 31.8 million fish was average compared to recent years, but above both the forecasted counts and the 10-year average.
Within that, sockeye came in at almost 2.5 million fish, chinook at around 7,000, coho at 366,000, and pinks at about 27 million, which is roughly 9 million more than the 10-year average. Chum salmon hit around 1.9 million where the forecast was 637,000 fish. It’s the biggest chum harvest since 1970, according to the summary.