Salmon Update: PWS season’s catch nears 56 million fish

Prince William Sound drift gillnetters headed out for a 60-hour harvest period on Monday, Sept. 23, on the heels of a 60-hour period on Sept. 16 that brought in 16,100 coho salmon in 166 deliveries reported.

Salmon sales near $29 million for first quarter

Sales of frozen headed and gutted pink and chum salmon, frozen sockeye fillets, and canned halves and talls of pink salmon from Prince William...

Copper River fishery opens for business

On the eve of Alaska’s famed Copper River opener seafood chefs from Seattle to Anchorage were ready with gourmet recipes to celebrate the arrival...

Fish Factor: Salmon season opener coming up quick

Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than one week!The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at...

PWS salmon harvest nears 24M

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound are edging closer to the 24 million fish mark, with the catch to date still way behind...

PWS pink salmon harvest near five odd year average

Commercial harvests in Prince William Sound reached 23.7 million salmon, with the preliminary count on humpies alone at 17.4 million fish.  While that’s nowhere near the...

Salmon Update: PWS harvest capped at nearly 56M fish

Commercial harvesters in Prince William Sound caught nearly 56 million salmon in 2019, including 47.4 million humpies, despite climate changes that promoted NOAA Fisheries to note waters were warm or warmer than The Blob years.

European politics expected to impact seafood prices

Fisheries economists and processors are keeping watch on the development in the European Union since Britain voted to exit, with an eye to how...

Subsistence opener is Thursday, May 24; commercial opener anticipated May 28

State fisheries officials have announced a Copper River subsistence fishing opener of 12 hours beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, with a...

Fisheries board says no to emergency petition on Copper River fishery

An emergency petition that would have increased closures and restrictions on the Copper River commercial salmon fishery that gets underway this week was defeated...

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