The salmon forecast for 2010 has just been set at 138 million slightly lower than last year due to lower pink catches. In particular it is predicted that Chinook and sockeye harvests will be higher and coho and chum about the same.

Due to the lower numbers of salmon returning the Alaska department of fish and game has allotted more than $1 million for salmon research. The agency is looking for help to develop salmon assessment projects and to better understand why king and chum salmon numbers have declined.


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