A buck a pound

Salmon tenders at Clarks Point. Jack Molan photo

The Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery is rapidly winding down, and it appears the industry might come up a little short of the preseason catch forecast of 21.8 million fish.

Deckboss hears reliably that two processors, Ocean Beauty and Yardarm Knot, have posted a base price of $1 a pound.

That matches the price posted at this time last season.