Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon prices higher this year compared to 2016
July 20, 2017
As predicted, Alaska fishermen are getting higher prices for their salmon this year.
It’s good news following a 2016 season that saw lackluster catches in all regions but Bristol Bay, a failure of pink salmon runs, and paltry pay checks nearly across the board.
Prices paid to Alaska salmon fishermen depend on the region, the species, the type of fishing gear and, most importantly, global market conditions. Salmon prices also reflect bonuses for iced fish, dock deliveries and other agreements between a buyer and seller.
As a fishing season unfolds, details can be sketchy as buyers watch th...