Japan’s Hokkaido-based salmon fishing fleet has taken two recent hits: a steep cut to its quota allotment in Russia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and a ban on the use of drift nets. Prices have risen in response.

Salted sockeye salmon prices are up 50 to 60 percent from the same period last year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market with light supplies, at about JPY 1700 (USD 14.03, EUR 12.71) per kilogram for Hokkaido origin fish and 1,100 for Russian product.

Salted Alaskan sockeye filets sold f…