SOCKEYE BLITZ! Sockeyes surge into Bristol Bay fishermen’s nets

After a lackluster beginning, Bristol Bay red salmon have roared to life well past their normal timing, with a July 14 total commercial harvest of just less than 23 million. The new outlook predicts the harvest will be around 30 million, which is still short of the initial forecast but far greater than the 20-year average harvest. Processors warned against the “schizoid” nature of the area early in the season, and the notoriety has proven well-earned. Read the rest here 11:49