Sockeye prices. Reportedly down around 20% due to currency fluctuations, an increase of incoming Atlantic salmon, lots of Alaska salmon on the market (second largest-ever pink salmon harvest), and small-sized sockeye.
Icicle Seafoods sale fails. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paine–partners-announces-termination-of-agreements-for-the-sale-of-icicle-seafoods-300138340.html
Obama learns about salmon. President Obama visited Alaska last week and during this rare occurrence, he learned firsthand about Alaska salmon: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/03/politics/obama-salmon-spawning-alaska/
Pricing blues? Direct marketers and processers may wish to check out the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute for 80 intense hours of training starting Nov 8
in Kodiak. Applications are due Sept 30: https://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/aspli/
United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters
PO Box 2196
Petersburg, AK 99833