Friday, August 6, 2010

Kotzebue Sound Fishery

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Here are some photos from the fishing period yesterday. Folks who have fishing permits set nets from the shore to catch chum salmon to sell to the fish buyer. The fish are flown to out of Kotzebue to be processed. This year the price of salmon is 40 cents a pound. That is up from 25 cents a pound last year. There are about 30 permit holder fishing this season.

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3 comments:

Kathy said...

Great pics, as always, of the fishing!
Looks like a great summer day up there!
It's amazing how little the fishermen get compared to the price of salmon in the store! Middle man gets it all!
Same here in the Maritimes, fishermen barely catch enough to pay for the fuel to retrieve the lobster traps.
But at the store or restaurant it's a whole nother story on price!

Miz Liz said...

Salmon very pricey in grocery stores and restaurants, but very good :)
love the pictures :0)

napaaqtuk said...

Great pictures! Brings back lots of memories. I went shopping at the Farmers Market for salmon in Oregon a couple of weekends ago...they were selling fresh caught wild Alaskan salmon for $17 a pound! I asked my mom about the difference, she said it had to do with not being able to process the fish in Kotzebue and having to pay for shipping on whole fish. It's too bad, I'd love to buy Kotzebue salmon at the store, just out of good old home pride!