Alaska’s Bristol Bay sockeye salmon catches have begun to ramp up after July 1. However, the run is expected to arrive several days late.
At this time last year, US fishermen were worried about a particularly late run which did not end up ramping up until mid-July.
“Last year it was so late that several biologists…downgraded the run. [The run] hit about July 8, most people had given up hope,” one Bristol Bay fleet manager who wished to remain anonymous (source A) told Undercurrent News.