Southeast Alaska Suffers Near Record-Low 2020 Sockeye Harvest

Here’s more from KTOO:

“Overall, it was one of the lowest harvests we’d seen, I think since the 70s,” says Lowell Fair, the Southeast regional supervisor for the state Fish and Game department’s commercial fisheries division.

It was already clear from preliminary reports that last year’s salmon season was a rough one. But just how rough?

For sockeye, the harvest was the second lowest since 1962 — that’s just a couple of years after Fish and Game was formed and started collecting data.

The king harvest was among the bottom five harvests since the early 1960s as well.