While the Alaskan interception of Canadian salmon continues unchecked, Canadians make incredible sacrifices to protect and rebuild our struggling salmon runs.
Many of B.C.’s largest salmon runs pass through Alaskan waters on their way home to spawn in Canadian rivers. In 2021, while B.C. commercial fishing boats remained tied to the dock, the Alaskan fleet harvested over 650,000 Canadian sockeye. In 2021, of 200,000 Chinook caught in southeast Alaskan fisheries, 97% were bound for B.C. and Washington rivers. A huge number—likely millions—of pink, coho and chum caught in Alaska were also headed for Canadian rivers.
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