Up until early September, wild salmon was coming out of British Columbia’s Fraser River in droves — similar to the bountiful Alaska salmon harvest.

Then, the Fraser River estimate was lowered 10 percent, and as U.S. fishermen caught less, sockeye prices jumped the weekend of 6 September after the Canadian government announced closures of two subareas beginning 4 September to commercial fishing. The most recent estimate for the Fraser sockeye run, on 9 September, is 20.7 million fish, 2.12 m…