Alaska Fisheries Report — June 27, 2019

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  • Early pink salmon harvests are breaking records in parts of the state, while Yukon chum are way off, and sockeye catches in southcentral Alaska still lag below the five-year average.
  • What happened to the Sitka Sac Roe herring? Managers shut the fishery down before it even got started. The herring were too young and too small. With no season on the books, people in Sitka wonder what next?
  • We hear a lot about the downside of the proposed Pebble Mine and its possible effects on the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. But, one Kodiak City Council Member says a problem with the fishery could have ‘profound effects’ on the Alaska Wild Fish brand.

 

 

We had help from Daniel Bross at KUAC in Fairbanks, Katherine Rose at KCAW in Sitka, Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio, and Johanna Eurich.

Good luck fishing everyone, and remember life vests really do save lives. Use one.

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