Plethora of pinks gives Alaska fishermen pause

July 4, 2009 photo, drift gillnet fishing vessels line up near Egegik, Alaska,Alaska’s pink salmon catch is pushing 180 million fish, making it the second largest harvest ever; the 219 million pinks of 2013 remains the record.  Alaska’s humpy haul has been pushed by the record production of three regions – more than 15 million pinks were taken from the Alaska Peninsula, compared to less than 1 million last year. Kodiak’s record pink catch is nearing 30 million, triple last year’s take. And Prince William Sound’s harvest has already topped 97 million pink salmon.  All that fish goes into a competitive global market and, in a word, the pink market stinks. Read the rest here 12:14

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