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   Alaskan Statewide Salmon Harvests Break Records
by Kevin Gullufsen, Juneau Empire
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:36PM EDT

As commercial salmon fishing season wraps up for the summer, numbers recently released by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game show a tale of two species.

Statewide chum salmon harvests broke a record this year while harvest levels for king salmon dipped to the lowest ever recorded, according to preliminary numbers.

It all added up to what ADFG is calling a “banner year” for commercial salmon fishermen in the state.

As of Oct. 2, fishermen harvested 224.6 million wild salmon of all species, weighing in at 1,041,000,000 pounds.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: Juneau Empire

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