Alaska fishermen consider leaving Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association

In 2005, the fleet of Prince William Sound fishermen who hang curtain-like nets from their boats to catch salmon voted to assess itself a 1 percent tax to fund Alaska’s first regional seafood development association. The fishermen who let out nets from shore joined in 2009. The Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association has since helped boost earnings for the two groups – the drifters and setnetters – by creating brand-name recognition for their fish. It also helped raise the price of the region’s sockeye to the highest in the state. Read the rest here 09:33

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