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Payoff for Alaska commercial fishermen all depends on the species

For Alaska commercial fishermen, everything depends on the species targeted. For instance, Southeast trollers targeting king salmon can clear much more than $100 on a single big chinook, while Togiak fishermen earn just $50 for netting 1 ton of tiny herring. But by and large, fishermen pursuing king salmon, halibut and sablefish are fetching fabulous early-season prices. The 300 Southeast trollers who target kings are enjoying a 40 percent price increase for the big salmon, averaging $7.54 a pound, up $1.88 from last year. Read the rest here 13:18