Bristol Bay Fishers Object To Drop In Salmon Prices, Planned Protest

As Bristol Bay’s salmon harvests have set records and continue to have a major impact on the industry, Bristol Bay’s fishers aren’t happy about something: declining salmon prices. Alaska’s News Source has some details:

According to fisherman Cheyne Blough, the price of sockeye salmon hovered around $1.20-$1.50 per pound, but as of recently, the price dropped to 50 cents.

“We all expected less than last year. But we had no clue it was gonna be basically kind of bankruptcy prices,” Blough said.

Since then, Blough along with several other commercial fishermen have set up a protest that will happen on Thursday, where fishermen will line up their boats in front of the Naknek River, in protest of the lowered prices.