Humpy Harvest In Prince William Sound Grows To Near 36M

Commercial harvests of pink salmon in Prince William Sound rose to 35.8 million fish through Aug. 15, up from 28 million a week earlier, while the statewide preliminary catch reached 86.4 million humpies. 

Adding in harvests to date of 5.3 million chum, 1.4 million sockeye, 70,000 coho and 13,000 king, the total commercial salmon catch in the Sound has reached 42.6 million fish, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game data. 

Within the general seine district, the catch of 34.6 million salmon includes 32.1 million pink, 2,3 million chum, 114,000 sockeye and 58,000 silvers. 

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