Fraser River pink salmon run a poor haul for U.S. fishermen

The fishery for Fraser River pink salmon has ended for local U.S. fishermen — one marked by low catches here but another record run in parts of Alaska that helped push down prices. “We’re stuck with low price and low production. It is a horrible combination,” said Pete Granger, a reefnetter who fishes in Legoe Bay. Fraser River pink runs occur in odd years, and commercial fishermen who went out this year thought they would have a good season, given the Pacific Salmon Commission of 14.4 million. That estimate was based on the abundance of fry that went into the ocean two years ago. Then during the season,,, Read the rest here 07:36