By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel Writer 

Seafood industry expects 'another bad year' of weak markets


February 15, 2024

“I’ve never seen market conditions as bad as they are now,” Doug Vincent-Lang, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, told a conference of Southeast business, community and municipal government leaders last week.

“Last year we said we reached rock bottom,” Jeremy Woodrow, executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, said of low prices, weak markets and reluctant consumers.

But then he added, “we’ve scraped off more levels,” reaching deeper to the bottom.

All of the participants in the fisheries panel discussion at the Southeast Conference Feb. 6 in Juneau talk...

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