Commercial Salmon Fishery Exvessel Prices
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What is in this report?
This report includes purchasing data reflecting the exvessel value, or the value of the "first purchase of raw fish". Data are self-reported by companies with valid Fisheries Business Licenses allowing them to purchase fish from fishermen. Data are collected at an annual, summary level (Area, Gear, Species, Condition). Prices in this report reflect a mixture of gear types and delivery conditions. All purchasing data were recorded on an ADF&G Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR) buying form.
What is not in this report?
This report does not include sales data, only purchasing data. The COAR buying form does not include data for dockside sales or estimated values for operations selling fish they harvested themselves. Not all processors complete the buying section of the COAR. Catcher-processors, direct marketers, EEZ-Only operations, and other permit types that do not buy product are not required to fill out the buying section of the report. For more information on which permit types have to fill out the COAR please see the Allowable Activities Matrix.
What data are confidential?
To protect confidentiality these data are aggregated to the level of 3 entities per row in compliance with ADF&G confidentiality guidelines. For COAR data, entities are determined by the unique company count (Federal EIN).
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What do these fields mean?
- Year — The operation year associated with an individual COAR.
- Species Common Name — The species as recorded on COAR.
- Statewide Average Exvessel Price per Pound (Nominal, Preliminary) — The preliminary price paid to fisherman as reported by the processor. Preliminary prices may reflect estimates provided before a company sells their inventory. These prices have not been adjusted for inflation.
- Statewide Average Exvessel Price per Pound (Nominal, Final) — The final price paid to fisherman as reported by the processor. Final prices include postseason adjustments and bonuses. These prices have not been adjusted for inflation.