Fisheries Economist Gunnar Knapp on This Year's Price Increase in Bristol Bay

Jul 19, 2013

The sockeye harvest this year in Bristol Bay came in short of the pre-season forecast and is low compared to the harvest’s recorded in recent years. However, the base price paid to fishermen jumped up by 50-cents. KDLG’s Mike Mason recently spoke with a leading fisheries economist in an effort to explain how the base price is set and why in increased this year.

Setnet effort in Clarks Point in the Nushagak District earlier this month.
Credit Mike Mason