By Tundra Drums
It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from boat to throat, and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch. How that value chain has paid out in the past few years shows some nice gains for Alaska fishermen and processors.
“We often get asked what share the fisherman retains, and how much each segment of the supply chain gets for salmon. The answer depends on the species, and the product you are talking about, and what gear type,” said Andy Wink, a fisheries economist with the McDowell Group in Juneau who compiled the report for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.“
Wink’s report tracks and compares from 2008 to 2011salmon ex-vessel (dock price) payouts for fishermen and first wholesale value for processors, which typically is defined as the value of the product as it leaves Alaska.
The chain illustrates three examples, showing values from high to low returns for fishermen, with troll caught kings topping the list.
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Curated from: SC Fishing