A total of 40.18 million sockeye salmon are expected to return to Bristol Bay in 2019. This is 10% fewer than the most recent 10-year average of Bristol Bay total runs (44.4 million) while being 16% greater than the long-term (1963–2018) average of 34.2 million fish. All systems are expected to meet their spawning escapement goals (the amount of a salmon population that does not get caught by commercial or recreational fisheries and return to their freshwater spawning habitat).
The outlook for 2019 is looking to be very promising for another successful harvest. These great return years are what allows us to bring wild caught, sockeye salmon, directly to your door at a reasonable price per pound. While we are still reaping the benefits of the 2018 harvest, we are certainly looking forward to the 2019 season in Alaska.