PWS silver salmon harvest reaches 475,000

Commercial harvest of silver salmon in Prince William Sound have reached 475,000 fish, edging close to the 2016 catch of 484,000 cohos, but still...

Increased commercial harvest anticipated in 2017

State fisheries biologists are projecting a statewide salmon catch of 204 million fish for 2017, including average size commercial harvests of 41 million sockeyes...

Slow going toward the 39M harvest forecast

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound topped the 15.4 million mark through July 31, up by three million fish over the previous week,...

Statewide commercial salmon harvest hits 48 M

Wild salmon harvests in Prince William Sound rose to nearly 8 million fish through July 11, more than double the 3.1 million fish delivered...
Fishing vessels docked in Cordova Harbor on Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Humpy catch ends, coho opener wait for rain

“We still haven’t gotten a lot of rain, so we’re tracking behind in escapement and the (coho) commercial harvest is below anticipated,” said Jeremy Botz, gillnet area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Cordova.

18.3 million salmon delivered to processors statewide

Wild Alaska salmon catches climbed to 18.3 million statewide by Independence Day, with the biggest increase coming in Bristol Bay, where harvesters were still...

Copper River salmon fishery opens May 17

Harvesters, processors and consumers alike are bracing for the start of the famed Copper River salmon fishery, which opens at 7 a.m. on May...

Weak run of kings could impact sockeye harvests

Forecasts of a very weak run of Chinook salmon have commercial harvesters worried that they will lose a lot of Copper River sockeyes to...

PWS commercial salmon harvest near 22M

Commercial harvesters in Prince William Sound added another 5 million fish to their total harvest over the last week, bringing the total through Aug....

Harvest statewide grows to 77 M +

Processors in Prince William Sound received nearly 18 million salmon through July 19, as the statewide commercial harvest soared upwards of 77 million fish.In...

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