Salmon harvest was a 43% increase from 2022 and a nearly 45% decrease in value.
Sockeye harvest higher than average; chums, coho, Chinook catches below average.
Meeting will focus on markets, options for further actions.
Find a link to the BBRSDA salmon price mediation petition here!
Big carryovers of unsold fish from last year’s record sockeye haul are blamed for the price drop.
Bristol Bay fishermen: “It’s not a sustainable way to do business.”
Secretive nature of price setting in AK salmon fisheries strains relationships between processors and fishermen who supply them.