The Shine on Copper River Salmon Comes off Quick

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Retail seafood, not wholesale food service, sells the vast majority of wild salmon in this country. But, these days, “Mrs. Jones” is running past the seafood counter with her eyes closed. Her weekly grocery bills are up 35% from a year ago, and her family cannot afford expensive seafood items.

It took only three individual 12-hour harvest openers (2 per week) on the Copper River for the price of sockeyes to fall 75%, but even with a 75% drop, fillets are still in the mid-teens per pound. Not bad, but they still can and will fall further. Wild salmon sellers will have their work cut out for them this summer for the first time in a while. (Full Newsletter)