Russia’s wild salmon season kicked off last week in the Far East with an initial recommended catch set at 322,000 metric tons, in-line with the average annual cycle for the runs.

Pink salmon catches are predicted to be at 190,000 metric tons, according to Russia’s fishery agency, Rosrybolovstvo.

Chum and sockeye catches are expected at 90,000 metric tons and 33,000 metric tons, respectively.

Pink salmon runs are on a two-year cycle, making year-to-year comparisons of Russia's catch not particularly telling.