Southeast’s 2022 commercial salmon harvest was half as large last year’s, but worth millions more

Commercial fisherman in Southeast hauled in just over 29 million fish across the five salmon species during the 2022 season – 17.5 million pink salmon, 9.3 million chum, 1.2 million coho, 1.1 million sockeye, and 257,000 king salmon. Even though the total harvest was half of last year’s (58 million catch), the total value at the docks for Southeast increasedby $12 million this year, to $144 million. That rise in value came primarily because the price per pound of chum salmon increased by half this year compared to last year, at a region-wide average of $1.18 per pound. >click to read< 08:34

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