AK Salmon Harvest Update 13 - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

AK Salmon Harvest Update 13

The 2020 Alaska salmon harvest totals nearly 110 million fish with landings slowing quickly. Fewer than two million additional salmon are harvested after week 36 in most years.

Approximately 500 million pounds of salmon have been landed this season (based on historical average fish weights). Sockeye have contributed 48% of the total, followed by pinks with 40%. Keta account for about 10% with coho and Chinook contributing less than 3% of the total.

About 90,000 sockeye were harvested last week with nearly all volume coming from Kodiak and the AK Peninsula and Aleutian Islands region. Few additional sockeye are expected this season. The statewide total of 45 million fish is nearly on par with the 10-year average but about 15% below the 5-year average.

The YTD pink harvest totals 56 million fish, including last week’s catch of nearly a million fish from Kodiak and PWS. About 17 million more pink salmon have been harvested in 2020 compared to 2018, or about 60 million pounds.

Keta and coho landings are 66% and 52% behind the 5-year average, respectively.

Harvest of about 208,000 Chinook this summer is 19% behind 2019. Improved fishing in Southeast brings the region 9% ahead of last year.

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Garrett Evridge
McDowell Group

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