Alaska Department of Fish and Game updated preliminary salmon harvest data on November 14. It is presented in an abreviated format along with comparison to preseason projections, and to the 5-year and 10-year average harvest. VIEW THE TABLE
The Alaska Salmon Price Report (ASPR) covers wholesale volume and first wholesale value, by species and area, for six key Alaska salmon products. It is the primary data source for most of the salmon market analysis published by the Seafood Market Information Service. The report as published by Department of Revenue is specific to area but is summarized into statewide totals here. READ MORE
Discussion of canned salmon sales and price follows the ���sales season��� which begins in September of the harvest year and ends in August of the following year. This is consistent with the production season for canned salmon and with reporting periods for the Alaska Salmon Price Report. The 2008 sales season began September 1, 2008 and will end August 31, 2009. READ MORE
Pack estimates in this issue of the bulletin are preliminary, as statewide harvest figures are not yet finalized. Pack estimates (and resulting inventory figures) are replaced with actual production figures published in the Annual Alaska Salmon Production Report, typically released by Alaska Department of Revenue in early March. READ MORE
First wholesale value of the Alaska salmon industry was $906 million in 2007. Frozen H&G sockeye remains the most valuable single-species salmon product produced in Alaska, with first wholesale value of $160 million in 2007. READ MORE
The Seafood Market Information Service is funded by a portion of the seafood marketing tax paid by Alaska seafood processors. McDowell Group provides the service as a contractor to Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).
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