Bristol Bay is approaching the record for sockeye salmon harvest once again.
As of July 21, fishermen in Bristol Bay’s five districts had harvested just more than 42 million salmon. More than 41.5 million of those were sockeye, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; that’s already more than the 41.3 million sockeye harvested in 2018, the second-largest harvest on record.
The largest harvest on record, which occurred in 1995, still stands at 44.2 million sockeye.
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