The record-breaking harvest of 60.1 million sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay ended up bringing in a stunning $351.7 million (€363 million) in ex-vessel value, a record high and up nearly 42 percent from last year.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) released the final numbers Friday, showing that the harvest exceeded the 59.9 million pre-season harvest projection.

In addition, the critical escapement goals -- the amount of fish allowed to return to spawning rivers -- were met.

The 2022 inshore sockeye salmon run of 79 million fish is the largest inshore run on record and was 81 percent above the 43.6