Prices for fresh halibut remaining on the high side

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2000

KODIAK (AP) -- Prices for fresh halibut remained on the high side as the season entered its third week, seafood retailers said.

Although dock prices dipped from a high of $3.20 a pound the first week to around $2.35 this week, prices were on the way back up because of erratic landings caused by bad weather, said Laine Welch of Island Seafoods in Kodiak.

''Hellacious winds kept a lot of the boats tied up,'' she said.

Fillets continue to bring the premium prices at about $9 a pound. Steaks are selling for less than $6 a pound and whole fish at $4.10 a pound.

Pacific cod is plentiful with prices in the $4 to $5 a pound range.

Market managers are also reporting decent supplies of troll-caught king salmon from Southeast this week. Prices remain firm at $10 a pound for red or white fillets.

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