Russia's wild salmon harvest is poised to end well off of its initial projections.

Harvests in the main fishing region off Kamchatka, including Chukotka fishing area, reached 126,552 metric tons through Aug. 23, down 29.4 percent compared with the same period in 2020, according to Russian federal fishery agency, Rosrybolovstvo.

In Russia, comparison of wild salmon catches is based on a two-year cycle of pink salmon runs, which make up the bulk of the country's Pacific wild salmon catches.