Because of the squashed quality and the mass quantity of trawler cod mush, rumor has the posted price of all cod, dragged, longline, pot, and jig down to an incredible 25/35 cents a pound 24 inch split, ex-vessel. I see Europe and the East Coast looking and laughing at us, colonial Alaska, nothing ever changes. Major processors set the price. Congress, NPFMC and the State give carte blanche to big industry; trawlers are in bed with processors, and small players are either legislated out or crushed out by big players. Alaska's natural resources are given away at ten cents on the dollar to mostly foreign owned corporations...this is basic colonialism. Alaska is a state in name only.
Keep yer flippers wet.