Commercial Fishing Slow, Similar Counts to Last Year

first_imgShields: “The run this year has been a little atypical and similar to last year. What I mean by that is that we’ve never seen a day either in escapement or in the in-river harvest or in our commercial harvest or even in our test fish vessel program where we have a big, big jump of fish or big pulse of fish or a big push of fish to the river.” Pat Shields, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local commercial fisheries have had low counts on sockeye salmon and the escapement rate is unusual for this time of year. Although fishermen are having a hard time catching the fish, the counts aren’t too bad so far…center_img Shields: “They’ve just kept coming day after day, in less than average daily entry and so it adds up. We have about 750,000 fish in the Kenai River in passage and that would project that we’re going to be above our in-river escapement objective by the time we get done counting in August.” For more information and updates on commercial fishing, click here.last_img