Southeast seine fleet preparing for uncertain season

Commercial purse seine fishermen in Southeast Alaska this month are preparing for an interesting summer salmon season with no confidence that they will earn a good price for the pink and chum salmon that they catch, and with seafood processing companies Silver Bay Seafoods and E.C. Phillips and Son each starting out their first year of operations in the former Trident Seafoods plants in Ketchikan and Petersburg, respectively.

Southeast seine fishery openings will kick off for the 2024 season with a one-day pink salmon fishing opportunity on Sunday in multiple fishery areas near Sitka, accordin...


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