Bristol Bay fishermen protest processors’ low sockeye market price — 50 cents per pound

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Some Bristol Bay fishermen are furious over the 50 cents per pound market price for sockeye salmon that Bristol Bay processors are hitting them with.

According to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Bristol Bay accounted for 26% of the Alaska salmon harvest in terms of pounds landed in 2019.

Now the fishermen are protesting over a market price they received 40 years ago — a price some fishermen said could force the industry into a downward spiral, and that action needs to be taken.

On Thursday morning, more than 60 fishing vessels lined the Naknek River in solidarity.

From Alaska’s News Source by Steve Kirch