Monday, June 28, 2010

Here we go on the Yukon

Commercial fishing on the lower Yukon River opens tonight from 6 to midnight.

The target is chum salmon, but fishermen will be allowed to sell Chinook salmon they catch incidentally.

Here's the announcement from the Department of Fish and Game.

The Chinook catch is expected to be quite low.

Just how coveted is the king of kings?

The Anchorage-based online retailer FishEx is offering fresh Yukon king fillets at $42.95 a pound.


Phisht said...

Thats great but more importantly ..what's the ex-vessel price...Thats the true measure.. at least for the fishermen..

Anonymous said...

Last year ex vessel price was about $5.