Copper River catch tops 1.3m salmon


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 2, 2012

Salmon harvests in the Copper River District swelled to 1.348 million fish for the week ended June 29, with the state’s preliminary harvest report showing a sockeye catch well above and Chinook catch way below average.

Statewide wild Alaska salmon harvests meanwhile rose to 9.4 million fish, as harvests began to pick up speed in Cook Inlet, Bristol Bay, Southeast and Southwest Alaska, including the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak and Chignik.

This being a holiday week, supermarkets in the Anchorage and Matanuska Valley area were offering fresh wild Alaska sockeye salmon fillets at USD 8.99 a pound, down from prices normally fluctuating between USD 11.99 and USD 13.99.Fred Meyer stores had some fresh Chinook salmon fillets priced at USD 12.99 a pound, and Tenth and M Seafood in Anchorage had whole Prince William Sound reds for USD 6.95 a pound.

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