On behalf of all our members, the BBRSDA recently contracted with the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) to examine the overall economic impact of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. That report is now complete, and the story it tells is the story of a job-creating powerhouse, not just for Alaska, but for West Coast states and our nation as a whole.

“By any measure, the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery is very large and valuable. It is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery, and typically supplies almost half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon. In 2010, harvesting, processing, and retailing Bristol Bay salmon and the multiplier effects of these activities created $1.5 billion in output or sales value across the United States.”

Here are the downloads, both the Executive Summary and the Full Report:

Economic Importance of Bristol Bay – Summary

Economic Importance of Bristol Bay – Full Report