Copper River Sockeye Harvest Off To A Strong Start From Last Year

While salmon runs are struggling up and down the West Coast. including some in Alaska, scientists have wondered aloud while Bristol Bay’s harvests are setting records. And via the Cordova Times, the early returns on Southcentral Alaska’s Copper River are looking strong. Here’s a snippet:

Friedman noted that harvests have been strong so far this year in Prince William Sound, including a Copper River sockeye harvest up 62% year-to-date and a keta harvest across Prince William Sound that is more than twice 2022-to-date. Early season Alaska Peninsula harvests of sockeye and keta have also surpassed recent year-to-date harvests, Friedman said.