Fraser River Pink Salmon Returns Blow Past Forecast

October 3, 2023 Nelson Bennett ,

The pre-season forecast for this year’s Fraser River sockeye returns — 1.6 million – turns out to have been pretty much spot-on. The big surprise this year was pink salmon.

FISH FACTOR: Pink Surge, Strong Sockeye Harvest Beats 2021 Forecast

Alaska’s 2021 salmon harvest has blown past the forecast and by Aug. 27 had topped 201 million fish, well above the 190 million projected at the start of the season.