With a total catch of around 5 million fish so far, pink salmon returns remain poor in much of Southeast Alaska. The Commercial Pink Salmon Fishery typically peaks around this time. About 200 seine boats have been fishing and catches have improved, but many areas are closed to let more pinks escape up stream. So area management biologist William Bergman believes the total seine harvest will end up pretty short of pre-season expectations.
Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg