Overall salmon fishing is going fairly well, although poor returns have ensured fisherman are making more for their fish as there is increased demand. Alaskan fisherman are moving around to different area’s to ensure a good catch. Salmon is so much in demand that even Western Alaska are getting more pay. The projected catch for 2010 is 137 million down 15% from last year.
Halibut sales are also doing well and holding their own since the season opened in March. Overall consumers are demanding good quality fresh fish and Alaska is meeting the demand. Fishing remains a great occupation for the state.