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2015 Alaska Salmon Harvest Passes Quarter Billion Fish

 


Preliminary totals on the 2015 wild Alaska commercial salmon harvest have reached 256,535,000 fish, including 183,500,000 pink salmon, with 98,215,000 of those humpies coming from Prince William Sound.

As of Oct. 12, the preliminary harvest count also included 53,126,000 sockeyes, 15,747,000 chums, 3,618,000 silvers and 511,000 Chinook salmon, according to data provided in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s blue sheet.

Prince William Sound’s overall harvest of 104,086,000 salmon also included 3,133,000 reds, 2,515,000 chums, 200,000 cohos and 24,000 kings.

Of that total the Copper River drift fishery contributed 1,560,000 sockeyes, 128,000 silvers, 80,000 humpies, 23,000 kings and 15,000 chum salmon.

Bristol Bay, where the sockeyes were running late, achieved a harvest of 36,642,000 fish, of which 35,861,000 were reds. They also delivered to processors 692,000 chums, 53,000 kings, 35,000 silvers and 2,000 pinks.

In the Westward region, the harvest of nearly 60 million salmon included 47,301,000 humpies, 9,879,000 sockeyes, 1,634,000 chums, 713,000 silvers and 69,000 kings. Processors at Kodiak received nearly 33 million fish, including 29,141,000 pinks, 2,735,000 reds, 704,000 chums, 321,000 cohos, and 7,000 kings. In the Alaska Peninsula deliveries to processors totaled more than 23 million fish, including 16,318,000 humpies, 5,679,000 sockeyes, 835,000 chums, 310,000 silvers and 53,000 kings. Chignik’s catch of 3.5 million fish included 1,842,000 pinks, 1,465,000 reds, 95,000 chums, 82,000 cohos and 9,000 Chinooks.

Southeast Alaska harvesters’ catch of 47,635,000 fish included 34,334,000 pinks, 9,506,000 chums, 2,024,000 cohos, 1,425,000 reds and 346,000 Chinooks.

In Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region, the harvest of 1,602,000 salmon included 1,031,000 keta salmon, 430,000 silvers, 70,000 humpies, and 61,000 sockeyes.

 
 

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