While the frozen pollock market remains steady following the opening of the fishing season in Alaska, prices for fresh East Coast pollock are up drastically as catches are well below what was expected.

“The fresh market is way up, supplies are off, their catches are horrible, but it hasn’t really gone over to the frozen side yet,” says a buyer for one foodservice company that provides fish for several thousand restaurants. “The price is up by about 65 percent, whole fresh fish is about US…