Salmon Treaty Chinook Numbers Released

The Abundance level (AI) of chinook for the pre-season estimate is 1.60 compared to 1.69 preseason estimate last year.  The final post-season abundance index ended at 1.73.

This abundance index gives Southeast Alaska a harvest quota of 329,400 kings.  This translates into:

Drift Gillnet              9,552

Purse Seine            14,164

Setnet                     1,000

Troll                     243,747

Sport                    60,936

This amounts to 17,000 fish less than last year on the overall quota.


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