• Changing Markets for Alaska Roe Herring

      Johnson, Terry; Knapp, Gunnar (University of Alaska Sea Grant College Program (grant no. NA86RG-0050, project A/151-01), 2000)
      The Pacific herring fishery is one of Alaska’s most important commercial fisheries, with average annual landings during the 1990s of 47,100 tons, an average ex-vessel value of $28.9 million, and an average first wholesale value of $80.1 million. Although total landings have been relatively stable, ex-vessel prices and ex-vessel value are highly variable, and declined during the 1990s. This paper examines factors affecting the prices paid for Alaska herring.