The 2015 Alaska salmon season is shaping up to be a big one. Initial projected harvests from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game point to a very strong 2015 harvest. The Bristol Bay sockeye run is projected to be 53.98 million fish, which would be 45% over the 10-year average, and 34% greater than the 2014 run. Commercial harvests are projected at 40.52 million fish.
Check out the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon forecast here.
The southeast pink salmon run is also projected to be healthy, with an estimated return of 58 million fish, 17 million over the 10-year average. A return of this size would be one of the ten largest since 1960. 2013, the parent year for next year’s pink salmon, was the largest return in history.
The Southeast pink salmon forecast can be found here.