The incredible ecosystem that is Bristol Bay Alaska had another record breaking year in terms of salmon numbers. According to KDLG, 56.3 million salmon returned to Bristol Bay in 2019. The commercial harvest was the second largest ever at 43 million fish. The total run for the Bay was 33% higher than they forecasted giving Bristol Bay its 6th largest run of all time and its 5th consecutive year with a run over 50 million fish. An ecosystem as special this, sure deserves some protection don’t you think? For more information about run numbers in specific watersheds, check out the full article here. If you want to get involved in protecting this area so that the salmon can continue to provide for the people of the region and worldwide, reach out here.
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