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OBI Seafoods sets $1.25 base price for Bristol Bay sockeye

Izzy Ross/KDLG

OBI's base price is $0.15 higher than the price Peter Pan announced before fishing started in June. 


OBI Seafoods has posted a base price of $1.25 per pound of Bristol Bay sockeye for the 2021 season. It made the announcement Friday.

The 2021 price is up almost 80% from last year's $0.70 per pound, and it is on par with the price for 2018.

OBI's 2021 base price is also $0.15 higher than the $1.10 base Peter Pan Seafoods set in June, before fishing began.

Major Bristol Bay processors typically pay the same base price, although bonuses vary by company. 

OBI will include a $0.15 late-season bonus for boats that continue to fish after July 23. That increase will not go into effect until after that date. Peter Pan is offering $0.30 worth of quality bonuses.

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Izzy Ross is the news director at KDLG, the NPR member station in Dillingham. She reports, edits, and hosts stories from around the Bristol Bay region, and collaborates with other radio stations across the state.
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