This just in from Deep Goatfish, my source who swims near the top of the national seafood business:
I just wanted to give you some info on Wild Salmon this season. We in the fish business call Copper River Salmon, Stupid River Salmon. Way over priced, especially with what will immediately follow.
This year’s class of king and sockeye salmon is strong and the winter melt off in the rivers is high, this should lead to good supply on fish throughout. Even though quotas have been set a little lower in 2009 than previous years, given the numbers, fisheries biologists think this could be one of the top ten harvests of the last century.
This coupled with a weaker yen and all-around global economic slump should give relief to the prices seen for the last few years.
I’m still for organizing a blind tasting. If you are interested in participating, shoot me an e-mail.