Upper Cook Inlet's Sockeye Harvest Smallest In 10 Years
by Associated Press
Posted: 2017-10-10 16:12:32 EST

KENAI, Alaska — The Upper Cook Inlet had a scarce sockeye salmon harvest this year, but commercial fishers caught more coho, chum and pink salmon than expected, the Peninsula Clarion reported (http://bit.ly/2z1Fhm6).

The sockeye harvest was the smallest in 10 years, leading to this year's overall salmon harvest being lower than average, according to a season summary released on Tuesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Fishers brought in about 1.8 million sockeye, according to the summary. Altogether, about 3 million salmon of all species were harvested, which is about 500,000 fewer than the recent 10-year average.

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