2013′s *Unofficial* Preliminary Forecast for South AK Peninsula Pink Salmon Run

Posted on: January 10th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window

This information comes from a phone conversation with Aaron Poetter, Area Management Biologist for Area M. NOTE: This is an unofficial & informal forecast announcement.

2013′s *Unofficial* Preliminary Forecast for South AK Peninsula’s Pink Salmon Run: 7.3 million fish total. An escapement goal of 1.6 million fish. Potential harvest total of 5.7 million fish.

The official projection will be posted online at ADF&G’s website for Area M.

For background, here are 2012′s Forecast & Actual totals.

2012 Forecast for South AK Peninsula’s Pink Salmon Run: Total Run = 4.2 million fish. Escapement = 1.9 million fish. Harvest Estimate = 2.3 million fish.

2012 Inseason Harvest for South AK Peninsula’s Pink Salmon Run: 487,399 fish
2012 Inseason Harvest for Area M’s Pink Salmon Run: 660,781 fish