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    Default Question about the processing of Bristol Bay gillnet-caught sockeye.

    How is the majority of the gillnet caught sockeye processed? Are they canned?

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    The majority of both drift and set gillnet reds are canned in Bristol Bay. A small amount is made into fillets; however, the fillets are usually bruised from being in the net and dropped on deck, hence the majority are canned.

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    more and more product is being carefully handled and kept in RSW (refrigerated seawater) until delivery. this product commands a premium price. also there are many fisherman that direct market high quality fish direct to the consumer or restaurant.
    the days of poorly handled fish being the norm are pretty much behind us.
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    HomerDave,
    I was refering to setnet sites, fish stored in skiffs or totes, and alot of boats with brailer bags, no offense was intended.

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    KodiakOceanPro, I am sorry to say you are wrong. The quality of the Bristol Bay catch is the best its ever been. Trident Seafoods isn't taking any new boats without RSW, canneries are paying better prices for less filled brailer bags, and also paying more for bled fish. Bristol Bay is following suit with how the Copper River markets itself. This year you will see a lot more guys bleeding, slush iceing/ RSW, and delivering smaller bags in hopes to make up for a smaller predicted run.

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