Prince William Sound Salmon

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game published its preliminary estimates last week for the 2009 commercial salmon season, which show that this year's harvest is the 11th largest on record. Alaska fishermen delivered 162 million wild salmon in 2009, which is worth $370 million so far to fishermen, compared to $452 million last year for a smaller catch. The overall drop in value has been widely blamed on disappointing pink salmon returns to prime producing regions such as Prince William Sound. KCHU's Erik Wander has more:

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