The Value of Bristol Bay’s Blockbuster Salmon Catch Goes Mostly Out of State
The preliminary value to fishermen of the nearly 41 million salmon caught this summer at Alaska’s largest fishery at Bristol Bay is nearly $248 million, 64% above the 20-year average and the 4th highest ever. That figure will be much higher when bonuses and other price adjustments are paid out.
But as with the fish bucks tallied from Alaska’s cod, pollock, flounders and other groundfish (a .78 share) the bulk of the Bay’s salmon money won’t be circulating through Alaska’s economy...
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