National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


Copper River experiencing second lowest commercial salmon harvest in 50 years

The Copper River Flats is seeing the second lowest salmon commercial harvest in the past 50 years, resulting in commercial fishermen being kept from catching the prized fish for nearly two weeks. As of June 10, the Copper River weir shows that 154,866 reds have passed the counter since May 18. In the same period last year, 320,484 sockeye had swum up the river. Nick Bond is mentioned. 



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