Hawaii & Alaska

AK - Bristol Bay's sockeye run of 63.2 million is the largest on record

The 2021 run broke 2018's record of 62.9 million sockeye, and it's the fourth time since 1952 that the run surpassed 60 million salmon.

Bristol Bay’s 2021 sockeye run is the largest on record; 63.2 million fish have returned to the bay, breaking the 2018 record of 62.9 million.

This is the fourth time since 1952 that the bay’s run has surpassed 60 million sockeye.

Tim Sands, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist for the West Side of the fishery, said the new record shows Bristol Bay's sockeye management is working.

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