News Summary December 3, 2021
Today's Top Story: Bristol Bay 2022 Salmon Forecast Highest Ever, Two Buyers Raise 2021 Base Price to $1.45/lb.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the highest preliminary forecast in memory for the Bristol Bay salmon run next year at 75.27 million sockeye salmon. That’s 44% larger than the most recent 10-year average of Bristol Bay total runs (52.09 million) and 111% greater than the long-term average of 35.73 million fish. On top of that, two salmon buyers in the Bay announced a post-season increase in prices paid to their fishermen of 20 cents a pound...
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