Prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are up across the board
July 22, 2021
Early prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are trickling in and as anticipated, they are up across the board. That will give a nice boost to the economic base of both fishing communities and the state from fish taxes, fees and other assessments.
About one-third (62 million) of Alaska's projected catch of 190 million salmon had crossed the docks by July 16 at the half-way point of the fishing season.
Prices paid to fishermen vary based on buyers, gear types and regions, and bonuses and post season pay adjustments won't be finalized until early next year.
Here's an early snapshot of average...