By MOLLY DISCHNER

Russian bans add to uncertain picture for state salmon prices

By Molly Dischner
Morris News Service - Alaska
Alaska’s commercial fishermen have hauled in more than 125 million salmon this year, but the prices for those fish are still in limbo.
Fishermen have landed about 72.5 million pinks, 41.7 million sockeye, 2.1 million coho, 8.4 million chums and 413,000 kings, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s bluesheet estimate Aug. 13.
Russia’s recent ban on imports from the United States, Canada, Norway and other countries could affect the price for Alaska salmon, however.

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