PWSAC Economic Impact Study

An independent study conducted by the McDowell group in 2018 determined that between 2012 and 2017, PWS commercial fishermen (all gear types) harvested a cumulative total of 539 million pounds of PWSAC-produced salmon worth $296 million. The annual commercial harvest of PWSAC fish averaged 90 million pounds worth $49 million.

PWSAC salmon accounted for 43 percent of the total PWS salmon harvest volume over the 2012 to 2017 period (1.2 billion pounds) and 45 percent of the total value ($642 million).

Over the 2012-2017 period, more than one in three pink salmon harvested in PWS came from PWSAC.