Alaska's Salmon Hatchery Production Fell Far Short of Forecast in 2016 (Fish Radio)
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] March 16, 2017
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Alaska’s hatcheries also had a salmon slump. More after this –
Last year’s Alaska salmon catches fell short for all but sockeyes and the slump hit state hatcheries hard.
Typically, more than one-third of Alaska’s total salmon harvest and value include fish that start out as eggs from wild stocks reared in hatcheries - mostly pinks and chums -and released as fingerlings to the sea.
About 27 million adult salmon returned to Alaska’s 28 hatcheries last summer dotted throughout Prince William Sound...
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