From Andy Wink, Director of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association:


We just received word from the area biologist (Tim Sands,, 907-842-5227) that yesterday’s harvest in the Nushagak District, historically one of Bristol Bay’s most productive districts, set a single-day record for sockeye salmon with 1,773,000 fish caught. This year’s Bristol Bay sockeye harvest stands at 6.5 million fish, 24% ahead of the previous five-year average through June 30. The BB sockeye harvest forecast for this year is 36M fish. You can see the daily BB harvest data here:

Harvests in the Port Moller Test Fishery have been quite large in recent days, suggesting big catches should continue.

Also, BBRSDA recently announced its list of fresh season promotions with 10 different grocery chains reaching 1,620 stores across the U.S. You can read more about that here: