• Alaska Salmon Industry and Japan

      Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1993
      Until the late 1980s, Alaska and Canadian wild salmon were the only significant sources of high-quality salmon available to Japan, and Alaska and Canada accounted for an overwhelming share of Japanese salmon imports. That has changed. Japanese processors and consumers have begun to treat farmed Chilean coho as a viable substitute for sockeye. In the past few years, imports from Chile have grown substantially. Chile and other salmon farming countries have the potential to vastly expand their production and their exports to Japan. Japanese imports of salmon from Russia have also grown rapidly. As a result of these changes, the U.S. import share has fallen substantially, from 85 percent in 1987 to less than 60 percent in 1992. We have suffered a very substantial decline in our market share in just a few years. New patterns of supply are not the only changes in the Japanese salmon market. Changes are also happening in consumer demand Japanese consumers, like consumers all over the world, are increasingly demanding higher quality and more variety in the food products that they eat. They are beginning to eat more meat products. This presentation includes graphical data regarding various aspects of harvests, prices, exports for fresh and frozen salmon. Presented at a forum on the Alaska Fishing Industry and Japan at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Thursday, September 23, 1993.
    • Comparison of Salmon Prices in Alaska and Canada

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1994)
      Prices for Alaska salmon have declined substantially over the past four years due to lost market share. In most cases market share has been lost to increased farmed salmon production which has market advantage due to year around availability, consistent high quality and consistent pricing. While Canadian wild salmon has also suffered price declines, they have not been as severe as Alaska. Average Canadian ex-vessel and wholesale prices for sockeye and pink salmon are significantly higher than Alaska salmon prices.This report explores the extent of and reasons for price differences between Canadian and Alaska salmon pricing. By identifying the reasons for higher prices paid for Canadian salmon, it is hoped the state and the industry can better identify development policies and market strategies that will increase the value of Alaska salmon.
    • Trends in Bristol Bay Harvest, Production, and Markets

      Berry, Kevin (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, 2019)
      This presentation provides graph and chart data related to trends in Bristol Bay harvest, production, and markets for sockeye salmon. Data used is ADFG Commercial Annual Operator Report (COAR) data available through 2017, and Department of Revenue Salmon Price/Production Reports data available through October 2018. Areas covered include harvest volume, ex-vessel price, and ex-vessel value, end markets for Alaska salmon products, wholesale prices for Bristol Bay salmon products.