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Apparently fueled by a warming Bering Sea,the 2019 salmon boom in Northwest Alaska stretched far to the east along the Arctic Coast.
Canadian officials are reporting they saw unprecedented numbers of salmon in their waters east of the Alaska border.
“The salmon frenzy that started in the western Arctic earlier this year has gone on to reach a historic high,” the CBC reported Monday. “Karen Dunmall, a biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said they got more salmon from harvesters in the western Arctic and Nunavut this year than in the last 20 years combined.”