Strong Season Not Translating to Strong Prices for Half Moon Bay Fishermen

The commercial salmon season is off to a strong start, but many local fishermen say neither they nor the consumer are reaping the rewards. 

Fishermen are catching so much salmon that wholesale prices have crashed from $9 per pound down to $5 per pound, where it’s remained for a couple of weeks.

“There’s even talk of it going down to $4 a pound and if it does I’ll tie my boat up, it’s hardly worth the wear and tear,” said Frank Sousa, a Half Moon Bay-based fisherman. “It’s hardly worth it at $5.”

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