There have been many speculations as to how there could be so many Sockeye returning. Some say the numbers a flawed. Some say our F&G have the management all screwed up.
As of July 27th there were 1.27 Mil fish counted with 23 more days of counting to go.
2007 we had 1.23M
2008 just over 900K
Has anyone given any thought to the fact that the Earthquake and following Tsunami in Japan may have wiped out a lot of the Japanese fishing fleet thus they're not out in the open ocean?
We really don't know where the salmon go once they leave the near coastal waters. I am willing to accept that maybe someone does. I also would be willing to accept that just maybe they aren't fishing/harvesting this year.