2016 Prince William Sound Season Summary
The following is an overview of the 2016 Prince William Sound (PWS) Area commercial salmon season. Please note that numbers in this narrative are rounded for simplicity and all data are considered preliminary. This season summary is an updated version of the summary that was released in October 2016 and provides more accurate and complete fish numbers.
The 2016 PWS Area commercial salmon harvest was 19.71 million fish. Harvest was composed of 13.05 million pink, 1.99 million sockeye, 3.17 million chum, 484,000 coho, and 13,000 Chinook salmon. The 2016 harvest included 13.34 million (71.3%) commercial common property fishery (CCPF), and 5.37 million (28.7%) hatchery cost recovery and broodstock fish.