Unseasonably cold spring weather in Alaska has resulted in a slow start to the Alaska salmon season, keeping supply down and prices high. Also impacting pricing are strong prices for wild Russian salmon, and high prices for farmed product.

The cold spring kept large blocks of ice in the Copper River, keeping the fish out at sea waiting for the ice to break up to begin their upriver migration. The ice did not delay the start of the Copper River season, but it has slowed the flow of fish into the…