2014 Dockside Fish Prices
From the Ak Journal of Commerce:
Prices to fishermen took a dip for three of the five salmon species:
Chinook salmon averaged $4.07 per pound, compared to $5.31 last year; sockeyes averaged $1.37, down from $1.60. For pink salmon, the average price was 30 cents per pound, down a dime. On the upside, coho prices increased by 7 cents to average $1.15; likewise, chums increased 8 cents to 60 cents per pound.
Alaska’s halibut fishermen enjoyed high halibut prices during the eight-month season that ended in early November. This year 1,989 longliners participated in the fishery, 35 less than last year, said Troie Zuniga at NOAA Fisheries in Juneau.
The average dockside halibut price this year was $6.36 per pound, an increase of $1.30 over last year. Still, the overall dockside value of the halibut fishery at $100 million is down $5 million from last year.
Once again, Homer held onto the top spot for halibut landings, beating out Kodiak by less than 150,000 pounds for the season (2.76 million pounds vs. 2.61 million pounds). Seward and Petersburg were the other top ports for halibut landings.
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Strong dollar had a lot to do with that. Expect slightly less this next summer too.