salmon fishing is just about over for the year. KMXT's Diana Gish has a wrap-up
of the season:
With just a
few boats still out, most of the numbers are in for this season's commercial
Joe Dinnocenzo is the assistant area
biologist who helps manage salmon and herring fisheries in Kodiak.
While a few boats are still out
scratching, Dinnocenzo says that the season is "more or less" over.
-- (Salmon Wrap 1 "Well, It wasn't ... where you
and Alitak District setnetters fared better than westside setnetters. Dinnocenzo said that generally the westside didn't have as much fishing time
and didn't catch as much fish as a result.
attention was given to the low number of kings, the numbers for other salmon
varieties hit much closer to forecasts.
Wrap 2 "At the
beginning...did fairly well.")
addressed the issue of the kings, who's numbers were disappointing state-wide.
-- (Salmon Wrap 3 "It
goes beyond ... this last summer.")
Inspite of those low king
numbers most escapement goals were met.
-- (Salmon Wrap 4 "We
did achieve ... the 16th of July.")
close of this salmon season, Dinnocenzo is looking to ahead to
the next one optimistically.
(Salmon Wrap 5 "Basically it
looks ... the years to come.")
This year's total harvest: nearly
31 million salmon.
I'm Diana Gish.