PWSAC 2022 Fisheries Updates

PWSAC 2022 Fisheries Update
PWSAC’s announcements are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays

On March 22, 2022, the PWSAC Board of Directors approved the annual corporate budget for the Fiscal Year 2023.  The pink cost-recovery revenue goal is $8,946,974. The WNH chum and MBH sockeye salmon cost-recovery will utilize an aggregate management strategy with a revenue goal of $8,476,123 (approximately $7,226,123 from chum and $1,250,000 from sockeye).


Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Chum Salmon Update

Wally Noerenberg Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for WNH is 2.48 million chum. The WNH chum salmon cost recovery program began on Saturday, June 11th. As of today, WNH chum cost recovery is 37% complete. Cost recovery has occurred daily since June 20th

Brood collection began on June 15th.  6,000 fish have been collected. Brood collection is behind the historical 50,000 fish inside the barrier seine by this day.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for WNH chum is 226,600 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

Armin F. Koernig Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for AFK is 360,000 chum salmon.

Port Chalmers Remote Release:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for Port Chalmers is 280,000 chum salmon.

Sockeye Salmon Update

Main Bay Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for MBH is 841,000 sockeye salmon. The MBH sockeye cost recovery program began Sunday, June 12th and was completed on June 21st.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for MBH sockeye is 9,250 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

PWSAC’s next announcement is scheduled for Monday, June 27th. PWSAC’s announcements are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays for the remainder of the season.


Monday, June 20th, 2022

Chum Salmon Update

Wally Noerenberg Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for WNH is 2.48 million chums. The WNH chum salmon cost recovery program began on Saturday, June 11th. As of today, WNH chum cost recovery is 16% complete. Cost recovery continues daily as run entry allows. Cost recovery was paused on the 18th and 19th due to insufficient run entry and fish available to harvest in the SHA/THA and Esther Subdistrict. Harvesting was restarted at 7 am this morning.

Brood collection has begun with an estimated 2,500 fish collected to date.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for WNH chum is 226,600 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

Armin F. Koernig Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for AFK is 360,000 chum salmon.

Port Chalmers Remote Release:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for Port Chalmers is 280,000 chum salmon.

Sockeye Salmon Update

Main Bay Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for MBH is 841,000 sockeye salmon. The MBH sockeye cost recovery program began Sunday, June 12th. As of today, MBH sockeye cost recovery is 80% complete. Harvesting did not commence today allowing for more run entry with the goal of completing cost recovery at MBH tomorrow.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for MBH sockeye is 9,250 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

PWSAC’s next announcement is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd. PWSAC’s announcements are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays for the remainder of the season.


Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Chum Salmon Update

Wally Noerenberg Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for WNH is 2.48 million chum. The WNH chum salmon cost recovery program began on Saturday, June 11th. As of today, WNH chum cost recovery is 8% complete. Cost recovery continues daily as run entry allows.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for WNH chum is 226,600 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

Armin F. Koernig Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for AFK is 360,000 chum salmon.

Port Chalmers Remote Release:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for Port Chalmers is 280,000 chum salmon.

Sockeye Salmon Update

Main Bay Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for MBH is 841,000 sockeye salmon. The MBH sockeye cost recovery program began Sunday, June 12th. As of today, MBH sockeye cost recovery is 48% complete. Cost recovery will continue today, and daily as run entry permits.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for MBH sockeye is 9,250 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

PWSAC’s next announcement is scheduled for Monday, June 20th. PWSAC’s announcements are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays for the remainder of the season.


Monday, June 13th, 2022

Chum Salmon Update

Wally Noerenberg Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for WNH is 2.48 million chum. The WNH chum salmon cost recovery program began on Saturday, June 11th. The days harvest totaled just under 19,000 fish. Fish were harvested in the SHA/THA and subdistrict. Cost recovery was paused for Sunday and Monday as fish build again. Run entry into the SHA/THA has been limited over the last two days.  Staff continues to monitor run entry and survey outside of the bay. Cost recovery will restart as soon as sufficient fish are available to harvest.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for WNH chum is 226,600 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

Armin F. Koernig Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for AFK is 360,000 chum salmon.

Port Chalmers Remote Release:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for Port Chalmers is 280,000 chum salmon.

Sockeye Salmon Update

Main Bay Hatchery:

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for MBH is 841,000 sockeye salmon. The MBH sockeye cost recovery program began Sunday, June 12th harvesting just over 17,000 fish. Cost recovery will continue today, and daily as run entry permits.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for MBH sockeye is 9,250 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

PWSAC’s next announcement is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th. PWSAC’s announcements are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays for the remainder of the season.


Thursday – June 09, 2022

CHUM SALMON UPDATE

PWSAC’s preseason forecast for WNH is 2.48 million chum. The WNH chum salmon cost recovery program has yet to begin as of Thursday, June 9th. Staff continues to monitor for run entry and survey outside of the bay. Fish are being reported in areas outside the THA and SHA. Cost recovery will begin as soon as sufficient fish are available to harvest.

PWSAC’s 2022 brood stock goal for WNH chum is 226,600 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

Armin F. Koenig Hatchery:
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for AFK is 360,000 chum salmon.

Port Chalmers Remote Release:
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for Port Chalmers is 280,000 chum salmon.

SOCKEYE SALMON UPDATE

Main Bay Hatchery:
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for MBH is 841,000 sockeye salmon. The MBH sockeye cost recovery program has yet to begin as of Thursday, June 9th. The barrier seine is being installed today and staff is monitoring for run entry. New fish have been seen daily. Cost Recovery will begin as soon as sufficient fish are available to harvest.

PWSAC’s 2022 broodstock goal for MBH sockeye is 9,250 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

PWSAC’s next announcement is scheduled for Monday, June 13th


Monday – June 06, 2022

CHUM SALMON UPDATE

Wally Noerenberg Hatchery
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for WNH is 2.48 million chum. The WNH chum salmon cost recovery program has yet to begin as of Monday, June 6th. Staff continues to monitor for run entry and survey outside of the bay. Cost recovery will begin as soon as sufficient fish are available to harvest.

PWSAC’s 2022 broodstock goal for WNH chum is 226,600 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

Armin F. Koenig Hatchery:
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for AFK is 360,000 chum salmon.

Port Chalmers Remote Release:
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for Port Chalmers is 280,000 chum salmon.

SOCKEYE SALMON UPDATE

Main Bay Hatchery:
PWSAC’s preseason forecast for MBH is 841,000 sockeye salmon. The MBH sockeye cost recovery program has yet to begin as of Monday, June 6th. The barrier seine is being installed today and staff is monitoring for run entry. Cost Recovery will begin as soon as sufficient fish are available to harvest.

PWSAC’s 2022 broodstock goal for MBH sockeye is 9,250 fish, and staff will be working with ADFG to achieve this goal.

PWSAC’s next announcement is scheduled for Thursday, June 9th. PWSAC’s announcements are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays for the remainder of the season.